Confirmed COVID-19 cases breach the 200 mark, 3 more patients have died

Confirmed COVID-19 cases breach the 200 mark, 3 more patients have died

- Coronavirus cases in the Philippines have increased in number

- The confirmed cases as per the Department of Health (DOH) has surpassed 200

- Three more patients have died on Tuesday from the deadly virus

- Reports indicated that the three of them had underlying illnesses

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The spurt of growth in the number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased. On Tuesday, three more patients have died, bringing the total deaths to 17.

As per the report of Inquirer (authored by Jovic Yee), the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines has breached the 200 mark. At present, it is at a staggering 202.

The DOH revealed that the three patients who recently died had underlying illnesses.

For instance, 58-year-old Patient 201 died of acute respiratory distress syndrome. He was 58 years old, had a travel history in Malaysia and was also a diabetic. He was from Lanao del Sur.

On the other hand, Patient 57 was 65 years old and died also of acute respiratory distress syndrome. He had a travel history in London and was hypertensive and diabetic. He was from Pasig City. As per CNN Philippines, he was admitted at The Medical City.

The third one, Patient 160 was an 86-year-old woman who died of pneumonia and septic shock. Her difference from the other two was that she had no travel history and was not in contact with a confirmed COVID case.

These numbers account for nearly two weeks from the time that the first local transmission was known and reported.

The Philippine Star has reported that a 48-year-old male from Cavite with a travel history in Japan has recovered.

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In a previous report by KAMI, scientists from California claimed that they have developed a vaccine, but testing is still required.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At the current time, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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