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PH records 227 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 2,311

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, reported 227 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total number of cases to 2,311 from 2,084 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

There are now a total of 50 recoveries after one new treated patient — a 59-year-old Filipino male from Taguig City — was reported on Wednesday.

The latest recovery was confirmed positive on March 16 with his symptoms appearing on March 11. He was discharged from the hospital on March 29, asymptomatic with two negative results.

The new confirmed cases of Covid-19 are lower than the 538 recorded on Tuesday, the highest single-day increase in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, the DOH reported eight new deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the total to 96.

In a virtual press briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire sent her condolences to the fatalities’ kin.

“To date, we have 96 Covid-19-related deaths. Sa ngalan po ng Department of Health, kami po ay nakikiramay sa mga pamilyang naulila (we condole with their bereaved families),” she said.

Patient 692 was the 89th death, an 80-year-old male from San Juan City. He passed away on March 30 and was confirmed positive for the disease on March 25.

The seven other reported deaths were as follow:

– Patient No. 1723, a 70-year-old male from Cebu City.
Date of death: March 28
Confirmed positive on March 28

– Patient No. 1039, an 84-year-old male from Mandaluyong.
Date of death: March 28, 3:55 p.m.
Confirmed positive on March 25

– Patient No. 621, a 77-year-old Filipino male from Manila
Date of death: March 29, 6:50 p.m.
Confirmed positive on March 24

– Patient No. 1811, a 66-year-old Filipino male from Paranaque City
Date of death: March 23, 1:15 a.m.
Confirmed positive on March 28

– Patient No. 1299, a 73-year-old Filipino male from Pasig City
Date of death: March 21, 7:26 p.m.
Confirmed positive on March 25

– Patient No. 415, a 79-year-old Filipino female from Makati City
Date of death: March 28
Confirmed positive on March 22

– Patient No. 1089, a 65-year-old Filipino female from Quezon City
Date of death: March 22, 8 a.m.
Confirmed positive on March 27.

(Joyce Ann Rocamora, PNA)

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