DOH: 84 new COVID-19 cases; 636 active, 38 deaths, 26 recoveries

Published March 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Analou De Vera

Eighty-four new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday afternoon by the Department of Health (DOH), bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 636.

Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire (PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire also reported that the death toll has climbed to 38 after three more deaths among COVID-19 patients were recorded.

Based on the latest case bulletin, the three lastest fatalities had underlying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and valvular heart disease.

Patient 326, a 57-year-old Filipino from Caloocan City, died last March 16. The DOH noted that he was confirmed positive for COVID-19 five days after.

Patient 319, a 56-year-old Filipino from Quezon City, was confirmed positive on March 21 and died the next day. He had “no travel and exposure history,” the DOH said.

Patient 29, an 82-year-old Filipina from Marikina City, died March 23. The Health department said she had travel history to the United States and was exposed to a known COVID-19 patient.


Six more patients have recovered, two of them senior citizens, bringing the number of recoveries to 26.

Discharged on March 23 was Patient 10, a 57-year-old Filipino from Quezon City with travel history to Taiwan.

Discharged on March 24 were Patient 18, a 41-year-old Filipino from Pasig City; Patient 23, a 30-year-old Filipina from San Juan City; Patient 31, a 28-year-old Filipina from San Juan City; Patient 82, a 66-year-old Filipino from Quezon City; and Patient 95, a 64-year-old Filipina from Batangas.