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COVID-19 cases in PH rise to 1,418

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 05:01 PM March 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 1,418, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Sunday.

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Of the said number, 71 have died with 42 successfully recovering from the disease, DOH Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a press briefing.

Previously, the DOH recorded 1,075 patients with COVID-19, of which 68 have died while 35 have recovered.

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The DOH said among those who recovered are patient 122, a 41-year-old Filipino male from Tarlac with no travel history and patient 114 who is a 35-year-old Filipino male from Caloocan City who had a history of travel to Japan.

Also recovered from COVID-19 is patient 109, a 44-year-old Filipino male from Pasig City, with no travel history; and a 33-year-old Filipino male from San Juan City who was tagged as patient 88.

Also recovered from COVID-19 are a 32-year-old Filipino female from Makati City, who was known as patient 204, and a 35-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City who was known as patient 358.

A 13-year-old Filipino female from Quezon City, known as patient 135 and a relative of a COVID-19 case, also recovered from the coronavirus disease.

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus.

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses later identified new coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2.

The disease originated from Wuhan City in China in 2019.

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