DOH: There are 218 new cases of COVID-19, total cases now at 5,878

DOH: There are 218 new cases of COVID-19, total cases now at 5,878

- The Department of Health (DOH) has given updates regarding the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines

- According to the DOH, there are 218 additional cases of coronavirus disease in the country and the total number of confirmed cases is now at 5,878

- Meanwhile, the total reported recoveries are now at 487 and the fatalities are at 387

- However, the health department said that the Filipinos should not be complacent that the recoveries are more than the deaths as of the moment

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The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 218 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines as of 4 p.m., April 17.

KAMI learned that the total of COVID-19 cases in the country is now at 5,878.

In a Facebook post, the health department also reported 52 more patients that recovered from coronavirus. The total of COVID-19 survivors is now at 487.

Meanwhile, there were 25 new deaths recorded. The total number of fatalities is now at 387.

However, as reported by GMA News Online, the DOH said that the Filipinos should not be complacent that there are more recoveries than deaths in the country.

"Lagi naman pong magandang indikasyon kapag recoveries ang pag-uusapan natin pero kailangan din po hindi tayo magiging complacent," Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on GMA News' Unang Balita.

"Tumatagal ng dalawa hanggang tatlong linggo ang ating mga pasyenteng nasa ospital. Maaaring ito na 'yung mga nakakalabas na, 'yung mga una nating naipasok sa ospital," she added.

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In the past few days, KAMI reported that more patients recovered from COVID-19 than those who passed away.

The coronavirus disease or COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China. As of posting time, there are 2,034,802 confirmed cases in the whole world.

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