PH virus’ casualties jump to 5 – DOH

first_imgTwo were admitted at Ortigas Hospitaland Health Care Center and one each at Makati Medical Center, Cardinal SantosMedical Center, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center,Marikina Valley Medical Center, and Bataan St. Joseph Hospital and MedicalCenter. The country’s first casualty toCOVID-19 was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan City, China, while the seconddeath was a 67-year-old Filipino woman admitted at the Manila Doctors Hospital. COVID-19, now considered by the WorldHealth Organization as a pandemic, has infected more than 126,000 people in 114different countries including China. More than 4,600 persons were killedworldwide by the disease as of Thursday. Patient 6 “suddenly experienceddifficulty of breathing and was intubated” on Wednesday. She died later thatday due to acute respiratory distress syndrome made worse by pneumoniasecondary to COVID-19. Four of the patients were Filipinos,while the remaining eight’s nationalities were still being validated. The fifth casualty was Patient 37 whowas admitted on March 6 at the Philippine Heart Center after experiencingsymptoms of COVID-19 on Feb. 28. He died on Thursday afternoon due to acuterespiratory failure. The DOH and deployed surveillanceteams, in cooperation with concerned local government units, were now conductinginformation-gathering and contact tracing on the new cases./PNcenter_img MANILA – The number of deaths due tocoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines increased to five. The Department of Health (DOH) saidone of the latest casualties was Patient 6 who was admitted at Cardinal SantosMedical Center on March 5 before being transferred to the Research Institutefor Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City. Meanwhile, of the 12 additionalCOVID-19 cases, three were confined at the Medical City and two at St. Luke’sMedical Center-Global City. DOH also said last night there were 12new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 64. Patient 6’s husband, Patient 5, passedaway on Thursday afternoon last week for the same reasons. Just like his wife,Patient 5 was diabetic and hypertensive.last_img

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