Department of Health Confirms 206 New COVID-19 Cases in PH
Manila, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 206 new cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 4:00 PM April 9, 2020. This number has brought the total cases of the said disease to 4,076.
|COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines as of April 9, 2020; 4:00 PM|
|Added April 9, 2020|
On the other hand, the DOH has also announced that nine patients have recovered from the said disease, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 124 all-in-all as of today.
However, there were eleven patients that succumbed to the said disease, bringing the total death toll to 203 as of writing.
There is no denying that the world is presently battling a so-called pandemic, which means that the COVID-19 has spread in different countries across the globe. That is why the World Health Organization said the fight against the said disease brought about by the novel coronavirus is a long-term one.
The said disease was initially recorded in China that has led to the lockdown of Wuhan as it’s a disease that rapidly spreads. All-in-all, a total of 81,865 people have contracted COVID-19 in China (source).
In the Philippines, the government has decided to implement the so-called Enhanced Community Quarantine, instead of a lockdown, particularly in the whole of Luzon. The difference is that, with the ECQ, people’s movement is limited to important purposes, such as buying food. The said ECQ has been extended until April 30, 2020.
In the meantime, different provinces both in Visayas and Mindanao have also implemented the ECQ in a bid to flatten the so-called curve (or to lessen the cases in the entire country).
The disease chooses no one. Even big personalities, such as politicians and showbiz celebrities have contracted the disease. Among these personalities include Senator Koko Pimentel, the former Senator Bongbong Marcos, actress Sylvia Sanchez along with her husband, actor Christopher de Leon, American Actor Tom Hanks, actress Iza Calzado, and a lot more.
To help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the government is urging everyone to practice regular hand washing (at least 20 seconds), covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, practice social distancing, and avoid close contact with people who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
DOH COVID-19 24/7 HOTLINE!
For COVID-19 Health Concerns:
(02) 894-COVID (26843)
155 (toll-free for all subscribers)
NCR Dedicated Telemedicine Hotlines:
(02) 8424-1824 – TeliMed Management Inc., and Medgate
(02) 7798-8000 – KonsultaMD
For Mental Health Concerns:
(02) 899-USAP (8727)
For updates visit https://ncovtracker.doh.gov.ph/
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