MANILA – Under Case Bulletin #010, the Department of Health has reported Tuesday (23 March 2020) what could be the biggest single-day count ever of 90 new COVID-19 cases that pushed the overall count in the country at 552.
The health department also reported two additional deaths of inflicted patients, bringing the statistics on fatalities to 35.
One of the fatalities was that of 71-year-old male patient (PH215) from Quezon City of severe pneumonia (COVID-19) and hypertension.
The other one was a 76-year-old male (PH239) from Cavite.
Both have no travel and exposure history.
If it was any consolation, two patients accordingly recovered from the killer disease, bringing the total on recoveries to 20.
The first patient, a 76-year-old Filipino female (PH87) from QC, showed first symptoms of the disease last Feb. 25 but was only confirmed positive last March 14.
She was accordingly discharged on March 22 while the other recovered patient, a 21-year-old Filipino female (PH130) who traveled to the United Kingdom and Qatar before confinement, was given a clean bill of health on Sunday, 23 March 2020.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, there are now 381,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide. Of that number, 101,000 have recovered and 16,000 have died. (IAMIGO/sovereighph.com)