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Philippines reports 803 COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths


The number of persons infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) leaped to 803 following the 96 new cases reported by the Department of Health (DOH) Friday.

Of the cases, 54 have died while 31 have recovered, the Heath department said in its daily bulletin.

As of Friday, the DOH has conducted 2,287 tests. Of the number, 791 have tested negative while 691 have pending results.

There are 744 persons under investigation and 6,321 persons under monitoring for the virus.

Read GMA News Online's COVID-19 Dashboard (SUMMARY OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 CASES IN THE PHILIPPINES).

New fatalities

Patient 366 is a 63-year-old Filipino from Muntinlupa City with no travel history.

He succumbed to death on March 23 and was confirmed positive on March 21. The patient also had bronchial asthma, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease.

Patient 637 is a 75-year-old Filipino from Quezon City with no travel history. However, he is related to a known COVID-19 case.

The patient died on March 19 before he was confirmed positive for the virus on March 25.

He also suffered from hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tongue cancer, cardiovascular disease, and benign prostatic hypertrophy.

Patient 571 is a 72-year-old Filipina from Muntinlupa City with unknown travel history and exposure history.

She died on March 26 and was confirmed positive on March 23. The patient also had hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and acute kidney injury stage III.

Patient 178 is a 74-year-old Filipino from Manila with no travel history and exposure history.

He died on March 19 and was confirmed positive for the virus on March 16. He also had hypertension.

Patient 389 is a 71-year-old Filipina from Quezon City with no travel history.

She died on March 17 and was later confirmed positive for the virus on March 22. She also had hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

Patient 462 is an 83-year-old Filipina from Cavite with no travel history who died on March 17 and was confirmed positive on March 22.

The patient also suffered from chronic kidney disease.

Patient 437 is a 57-year-old Filipino from Manila with no travel history who died on March 18 and was confirmed positive for the virus on March 22. He also had hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

Patient 401 is a 62-year-old Filipino from Manila with no travel history who is, however, related to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

The patient died on March 22, a day before he was confirmed positive for the virus. He also suffered from hypertensive cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and diabetes mellitus.

Patient 306 is a 67-year-old Filipina from Quezon City with unknown travel and exposure history.

She died on March 26 and was confirmed positive on March 21. The patient also had hypertensive cardiovascular disease, acute kidney injury, bronchial asthma not in acute exacerbation, and impaired fasting glucose.—LDF, GMA News

 

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