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DOH : 2 more deaths due to COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 03:01 PM March 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have died, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Saturday.

This brings the total number of mortalities due to COVID-19 to eight.

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“DOH is currently gathering further details on the recent deaths and will provide information as soon as its available,” the department said.

Hours before, the DOH announced that the 54-year-old man, who was the first COVID-19 patient in Mindanao, had succumbed to the disease.

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As of Saturday, the country’s number of COVID-19 soared to 64. 

Because of the growing number of COVID-19 cases, the alert system was raised to Code Red, sub-level 2, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire Metro Manila under “community quarantine.”

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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