DOH reports two more COVID-19 cases, total now 142, with deaths still 12

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Covid-19 update
The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported two more positive cases for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), making the total now at 142.

The DOH also reported that deaths due to COVID-19 remain at 12.

The DOH has also confirmed reports of the recovery and subsequent discharge of a Filipino COVID-19 case.

This brings the total of recovered patients in the Philippines to 3.

The recovered case is PH14, a 46-year old male who manifested with cough and fever on February 25, 2020.

He was admitted on March 5, 2020 at Makati Medical Center, and was confirmed with COVID-19 on March 9, 2020. The patient is now asymptomatic and tested negative twice for COVID-19 prior to discharge.

“While this is a very welcome development, there is no reason for us to be complacent. In order to contain the virus, we may also need to extend community quarantine to other areas of the country,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said.

“We need the public to cooperate with us now more than ever, and serve as our partners in ensuring that the spread of COVID-19 is put to a halt. Let us all act fast and act now,”  Duque also said./Stacy Ang

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