Philippines confirms 90 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 552


MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 90 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 552.

According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the Covid-19 death toll in the country rose to 35, with 20 recoveries.

Two new deaths

The two latest fatalities, both Filipino males, were identified as Patients 215 and 239.

Patient 215 was a hypertensive and diabetic 71-year-old Quezon City resident with no history of travel or exposure to known COVID-19 cases.

He died of severe pneumonia, hypertensive cardiovascular disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.

Patient 239 was a diabetic 76-year-old Cavite resident with no travel history or exposure to confirmed cases.

He died on March 14 but his COVID-19 test results only came back positive on March 20.

He died of heart failure, community-acquired high-risk pneumonia, myocardial infarction, acute respiratory failure, and COVID-19.

Two new recoveries

The two latest recoveries are both Filipino women identified as Patients 130 and 87.

Patient 130 is a 21-year-old Davao de Oro resident with bronchial asthma and a history of travel to the United Kingdom and Qatar.

She was discharged on Monday after testing negative for COVID-19 once.

Patient 87 is a hypertensive and diabetic 76-year-old Quezon City resident with a history of exposure to a confirmed case.

She was discharged on Sunday after testing negative for COVID-19 once.

Source: GMA News

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