The number of deaths caused by the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines is now at 14, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday night.
The DOH identified the two latest fatalities as Patients 126 and 129.
DOH said Patient 126 was a 76-year-old Filipino male residing in Rizal province who died on Tuesday afternoon due to acute respiratory distress syndrome and severe pneumonia.
PH126 was admitted to the Adventist Medical Center Manila on March 9 and tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 on March 15.
Aside from COVID-19, Patient 126 also had Type 2 diabetes and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Patient 129 was a 67-year-old male Quezon City who died on Tuesday at the Lung Center of the Philippines due to acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19 and community-acquired pneumonia.
The DOH said the patient was also hypertensive.
The DOH earlier said that the number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has soared to 187.
The department confirmed 45 new infections on Tuesday./Stacy Ang