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Philippines COVID-19 cases jump to 707

As of 04:00 PM, March 26, 2020 (Philippine Standard Time), the country s Department of Health announced that confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 707. In a media briefing on Thursday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that 71 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded. Meanwhile, seven more patients have died bringing the country s total to 45. These deaths include nine doctors and other front-liners who succumbed to the disease. Recovery is still low with two more patients adding to a total of 28. The numbers are expected to rise as more testing kits become available. Hundreds of PUI (Persons Under Investigation) and PUM (Persons Under Monitoring) or those people who were exposed to the disease were also tested and results are still pending. PUI s and PUM s are advised to do strict home quarantine measures and failure to do so is punishable by law. The general public is advised to just stay at home in the meantime and observe social distancing and proper hygiene....Read more

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