MANILA, Philippines – Health authorities continue to ramp up efforts to detect possible cases of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.
The Department of Health (DOH) tracker showed that the government agency has tested 4,344 people as of 4 pm on Wednesday, April 1.
The tracker showed the following figures:
The patients are admitted to 118 health facilities across the Philippines.
At least 4 hospitals had announced they already reached maximum capacity: St Luke's Medical Center Quezon City, St Luke's Medical Center Global City, The Medical City in Pasig City, and the Makati Medical Center.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of public health emergency in the Philippines on March 9 due to the confirmation of local transmission of the virus. Metro Manila and Luzon are currently under an "enhanced community quarantine" or lockdown.
As of Wednesday, the number of novel coronavirus cases globally was at more than 865,970, with 43,082 deaths, across 186 countries and territories. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com