Just recently, the Department of Health announced that there had been three deaths among the confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total of Covid-19 deaths to 5.
“The Department of Health reports three (3) new deaths among the confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country (PH6, PH5, PH37) This brings the total number of mortalities in the country to five (5),” excerpt from the official statement of the Department of Health.
PH6, initially admitted at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center and transferred to the Research Institute, suffered acute respiratory distress syndrome due to severe pneumonia secondary to Covid-19. PH5, the husband of PH6, also expired due to acute respiratory distress syndrome from severe pneumonia secondary to Covid-19. PH37 was admitted at the Philippine Heart Center last March 6 and expired due to acute respiratory failure.
Moreover, the Department of Health recently published an NCR Community Quarantine Guidelines. The said agency is also crowdsourcing questions related to community quarantine to inform those who will be working on the detailed guidelines.