DOH reports death of 3 more patients with COVID19

The Department of Health (DOH), in a statement released evening of March 12, reported the death of three more patients who were diagnosed with COVID19. This bring the total COVID19 related deaths to 5.

DOH said PH6, PH5, PH37 died.

“PH6 was initially admitted at Cardinal Santos Medical Center on March 5, and was thereafter transferred to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine,” DOH said. “PH6 suddenly experienced difficulty of breathing and was intubated late evening of march 11. She expired the same night from acute respiratory distress syndrome due to severe pneumonia secondary to COVID-19. Repeat chest x-ray showed progressive pneumonia. PH6 is a known diabetic.”

“PH5, the husband of PH6, also expired late evening of March 11 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome from severe pneumonia secondary to COVID-19. PH5 is a known diabetic and hypertensive who developed Acute Kidney Injury,” DOH said.

“PH37 was admitted on March6, at the Philippine Heart Center, after experiencing onset of symptoms on February 28. PH37 was confirmed with COVID-19 on March 11 and was reported to have existing hypertension. The patient expired this afternoon, with Acute Respiratory Failure as the cause of death,” DOH said.