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COVID-19 cases in Mandaluyong City rise to 31

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 07:54 PM March 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Mandaluyong City has recorded 31 persons infected with COVID-19 as of Thursday, its public information office said.

In a Twitter post, the Mandaluyong City Public Information Office also said the locality now has 388 persons under monitoring (PUMs) and 108 persons under investigation (PUIs).

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According to the Department of Health (DOH), a PUM is someone who has a history of travel to a country where local transmission of COVID-19 was recorded but is asymptomatic while a PUI is someone who has a history of travel and symptomatic.

COVID-19’s symptoms include fever, dry cough, and/or sore throat, among others.

Further, the local government said two of its COVID-19 positive residents have died as eight patients were already discharged.

DOH earlier said the Philippines has 707 people infected with COVID-19 as of Thursday afternoon.

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, which outbreak started in China’s Wuhan City, Hubei, in late 2019.

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic since it has already infected more than 472,000 people worldwide and killed more than 21,300. On the other hand, over 114,700 people have recovered so far from the disease.

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People who have COVID-19 could recover since for most people, its symptoms were mild like fever and cough. But the illness could also be worse or serious for others and possibly lead to pneumonia, especially for older adults and those with existing health problems.

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

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