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.
"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."