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Covid-19 PH update: 1,546 cases; death toll climbs to 78

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, March 30, 2020, reported 128 new positive cases for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,546.

In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the DOH also reported seven additional deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 78.

They are patients 149, 587, 647, 1488, 1447, 1446, and 1489.

Patient 149 is a 61-year-old Filipino female from Makati City with no travel and exposure history.

She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 16 and died on March 27. She died from acute respiratory failure secondary to community-acquired pneumonia secondary to Covid-19. She also had hypertension.

Patient 587 is a 79-year-old Filipino male from Muntinlupa City with no travel history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 24 and died on March 29. He died from acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia Covid-19.

Patient 647 is a 43-year-old Filipino male from Parañaque City with no travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25 and died on March 27. He died from acute respiratory failure due to secondary to pneumonia Covid-19 and myocardial dysfunction.

Patient 1488 is a 60-year-old male from Muntinlupa City. His nationality is still for validation, with unknown travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25 and died on March 26. He died from acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock secondary to Covid-19.

Patient 1447 is a 45-year-old Filipino male from Davao City with unknown travel and exposure history.

He died was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 29 but died on March 23.

He died from cardiopulmonary arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to community-acquired pneumonia and hypoxia.

Patient 1446 is a 59-year-old Filipino male from Davao City with no travel history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 29 but died March 23.

He died from acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to community-acquired pneumonia and hypoxia. He also had cardiac disease.

Patient 1489 is a 74-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City with unknown travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 27 and died March 21. He died from acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pneumonia. He also had hypertension and diabetes. (Ma. Teresa Montemayor, PNA)

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