For the first time, the Philippines COVID-19 recoveries surpass death toll

The Department of Health just announced 230 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients this April 15, Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases within the Philippines to 5,453.

They also reported 58 new recoveries from COVID-19, bringing the total tally up to 353. There were also 14 new deaths from the virus, making the current death toll 349.

DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #032As of 4PM today, April 15, 2020, the Department of Health reports 230 new cases…

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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This makes it the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that the Philippines recorded more recoveries than fatalities.

According to the DOH, recovery from the virus takes an average of 2 weeks for patients with mild symptoms. Recovery of severe to critical cases may take up to six weeks.

A total of 39,947 individuals have been tested in the Philippines, as of April 15.

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