Fri. Aug 6th, 2021

MANILA – A social media group chat whose members call themselves as legit PH Covid-19 Health Workers, reported Wednesday that the Department of Health has confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases.

The positive new cases of coronavirus infections, further bloated the national total to 202.

The group also quoted the DOH that three additional COVID-19 patients have died in the Philippines.

“This brings the total number of deceased to 17. Philippines’ COVID-19 cases at 193; 7 recoveries cited,” the group said.

President Duterte has already put the Philippines under a state of calamity as the government continues to find ways to contain the disease.

The World Health Organization has already labeled the disease a global pandemic after it killed nearly 8,000 and infected 197,000 others worldwide.

COVID-19 is most fatal for the elderly especially those with underlying medical condition.

However, 80 percent of COVID cases globally showed a high chance of recovery “without needing special treatment,” according to the WHO.

The WHO said COVID-19 symptoms include fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.

Worldwide, the coronavirus claimed 3,800 lives and affected 110,000 worldwide. (iamigo/

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