Wed. Sep 22nd, 2021

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) has on Tuesday, March 17, confirmed two new coronavirus-related deaths.

The two fatalities brought the number in the country to 14.

The DOH said one of the fatalities was PH126, a 76-year-old Filipino male.

He allegedly died Tuesday after undergoing through an Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) experience aside from severe pneumonia.

He died at the Adventist Medical Center Manila where he was admitted on March 9. Six days later he was confirmed infected with COVID-19.

The patient, according to the DOH, had a history of type 2 diabetes and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

On the other hand, the other fatality (PH129) was a 67-year-old Filipino male who was also confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the same day on March 15.

He died on Tuesday at the Lung Center of the Philippines. He also experienced ARDS, secondary to COVID-19, as well as community-acquired pneumonia.

They were among PH’s 187 confirmed cases of COVID-19. So far, only four (4) were reported to have recovered. (iamigo/

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