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The Number Of COVID-19 Cases In The Philippines Climbs To 52

DOH has not yet disclosed additional details on the new confirmed cases.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus disease or COVID-19 cases in the Philippines continues to rise. 

On March 12, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed three new cases of the disease, bringing the total to 52. The health bureau has not yet shared additional details of the new cases. It is coordinating with local government units (LGUs) to conduct contact tracing and gather additional information on the patients.

Among the previously confirmed 49 cases, two fatalities have been recorded, that of a 44-year-old Chinese man who traveled to the Philippines from Wuhan, China, and a 67-year-old Filipina with no history of travel outside of the country. Two have recovered while 45 continue to receive treatment in different hospitals.

Meanwhile, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Quezon City. This brings the city's tally to six.

Rockwell Land Corporation also confirmed that two among the country's confirmed COVID-19 cases are residents of its Joya North Tower in Rockwell, Makati.

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"One of the residents is now under the care of a hospital," its post read. "The other two members of the family are now on self-quarantine."

San Juan City's government also confirmed its eighth case of COVID-19 case in the city, a 56-year-old male, a resident of Brgy. Greenhills.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the world a pandemicdescribed as the “worldwide spread of a new disease.” 

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