PH has 3,246 confirmed cases of Covid-19: DOH

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By RUEL V. PELONE, MDN Online
April 5, 2020

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CAGAYAN de Oro City--The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 3,246 confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of 4 p.m. on April 5.

The DOH said 1,560 were tested negative of the virus while 1,166 cases are pending test results.

Of the 3,246 confirmed cases, the heath department said 64 patients have recovered while 152 died.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to extend a two-week extension of the the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), according to a report made by the government-run Philippine News Agency (PNA).

In Cagayan de Oro City, some village residents grumbled over the slow response of their village officials and local officials in releasing food packs and relief goods.

Based on online sources, there are 1,216,422 confirmed cases worldwide of which 65,711 died while 252,478 have recovered.

United States had 311,658 confirmed cases of which 14,967 have recovered while 8,492 died.

Spain had 130,759 confirmed cases and 12,418 were confirmed dead while 38,080 had recovered.

In Italy, 15,362 died of covid and 20,996 recovered from the virus. Italy had 124,632 confirmed cases.

Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus, but you can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the virus to others if you:

1. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
2. Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
3. Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
4. Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
5. Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean


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