MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday (March 10) announced additional nine confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines to 33.
Earlier on Tuesday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III revealed that two of the previously diagnosed COVID-19 patients — one Filipino and one American— are in critical condition.
The 62-year-old Filipino patient had other medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes prior to being admitted for severe pneumonia.
The 86-year-old US national, meanwhile, had ‘many’ preexisting conditions prior to being identified with COVID-19, Duque confirmed.
The two patients are in isolation at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and The Medical City, respectively.
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