DOH verifying alleged second Covid-19 death in the Philippines


MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) is verifying reports that a second coronavirus (Covid-19) patient in the country has died.

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III stated in an interview on Tuesday that he received unverified reports that a foreign (American) national with pre-existing conditions died before dawn.

“I’m trying to validate that,” Duque said. “I was told about it this morning.”

The Philippines reported 4 new cases last night (March 9), bringing the total number to 24.

If confirmed, this would be the second fatality due to the virus following the death of a male Chinese tourist on February 1.

Source: GMA News

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