- The Department of Health (DOH) announced that there are 39 additional cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines
- DOH Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a radio interview that there are now a total of 501 COVID-19 cases in the country
- Meanwhile, the recoveries increased to 19, and the fatalities remained at 33
- However, the number may still increase after the DOH holds its regular briefing later today
- There are now about 378,000 coronavirus disease cases in the whole world
The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday morning that there are additional cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
KAMI learned that the total of COVID-19 cases reached 501.
In a Facebook post by the Philippine Star, DOH Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire confirmed the 39 additional COVID0-19 cases through a radio interview.
According to a tweet by CNN Philippines, the total recoveries are now 19, while the fatalities remain at 33, as of March 24, 10 a.m.
As reported by the ABS-CBN News, the number of the COVID-19 cases may still increase within the day after the DOH holds its regular briefing.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine after the DOH confirmed the local transmission of coronavirus disease in the Philippines.
As previously reported by KAMI, the DOH denied that there has been “VIP testing” happening in the country after several big personalities and public figured underwent the COVID-19 test.
The coronavirus disease or COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China. As of posting time, CNN reported that there are 378,000 COVID-19 cases around the world.
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