16 New Cases of COVID-19 in Philipines was Confirmed by DOH, Total 49 Infected

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The (DOH) Department of Health said that today Wednesday, there are 16 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that have been confirmed in the country that total to 49 people are infected with the virus.

Every day, new cases of virus was confirmed of the DOH and the most recent number recorded was 46 starting from March 6, 2020.

According to (WHO) World Health Organization data, there are more than 113,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed across the world now, and 4,000 patients have died already. 

They also reported that there are now more than 60,000 people who have recovered from the disease.

According to the DOH’s online case tracker. there are 31 possible COVID-19 cases still pending confirmation and 68 persons under investigation are still confined at various hospitals across the country.

The Philippines marked a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections on Monday after cases doubled to 20 overnight, a development that Vergeire attributed to the DOH’s improved surveillance system.

After a pronouncement by President Rodrigo Duterte, classes in Metro Manila remain suspended until Saturday, March 14, to aim at containing the spread of the virus.

On Wednesday, Malacañang official announced that state health insurer PhilHealth would shoulder the cost of COVID-19 testing fees on top of coverage of quarantine and isolation costs. 

Based on the report of the (WHO) World Health Organization “most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover,” with an estimated 80 percent developing mild to moderate disease, 13.8 percent having severe disease, and 6.1 percent deteriorating to critical condition. 

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