Department of Health records 45 new COVID-19 cases, total soars to 187


MANILA — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 187 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 45 new infections.

The DOH also reported the recovery of another patient, bringing the total number of recoveries recorded in the country to four.

The department identified the latest recovery as Patient 25, a 31-year-old Filipino male who was repatriated from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

He is the second Filipino to recover from COVID-19.

The patient is set to be discharged on Tuesday after he tested negative for COVID-19 twice at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital.

Source: GMA News
Photo: A girl wearing a protective mask stands on a sidewalk in Manila on Thursday. (Reuters photo)

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