• Melo Acuna

COVID-19 positive cases, deaths rise

Department of Health reports 272 new cases as COVID-19 figures surpass 1,000

MANILA – The Department of Health said 272 new cases were reported as of 4:00 P.M. Saturday along with 14 additional deaths as the number reached 68.

In its update at 4:00 P.M. today, the DoH said an 80-year old female from Manila with no travel history died last March 19, a confirmed COVID-19 case who died of Pneumonia High Risk and had comorbidities which included heart disease.

A 61-year old female from Pasig City with to travel history died Thursday night after being confirmed COVID-19 positive and expired due to cardiopulmonary arrest. She had a renal disease.

The DoH also confirmed the death of an 86-year old male from Quezon City with no travel history last March 25. He was a confirmed COVID-19 positive case. He had hypertension.

A 64-year old male from San Juan City with no travel history died last March 24. The deceased was confirmed with COVID-19 but also had hypertension, diabetes mellitus and renal disease. Meanwhile, a 60year old male from Caloocan City with no travel history died last Mach 23 and did not have comorbidity. Still, the DoH said a 74-year old female from Quezon City with no travel history died at 7:55 P.M. last March 21. She was diagnosed to have COVID-19 and hypertension and cardiac disease.

In the same report was the death of a 67-year old male from Quezon City with unknown travel and exposure history. He died last March 19 at 1:20 A.M and was confirmed to have had COVID-19 just last March 25. Another male of 82 years from Quezon City with no travel history died last March 20 but health authorities confirmed the COVID-19 infection five days after his death.

A 79-year old Filipino- American female from Taguig City with no travel history died at 3:24 A.m. last March 21 but was found infected with COVID-19 just last March 24. Also, an 80-year old female from Paranaque City with no travel history but related to a known COVID-19 case died last March 22. However, the deceased family learned of the COVID-19 infection last March 24.

The Department of health confirmed the death of a 72-year old female from Bulacan with unknown travel and exposure history last March 19 but learned of being COVID-19 positive a day after. A 60-year old Manila resident with no travel nor exposure history died last March 26 and was a confirmed COVID-19 case two days before.

Four other patients recovered bringing the figures to 35. (Melo M. Acuña)

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