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 had conducted 2,147 tests as of 4 pm Thursday, March 26.
The tracker showed the following figures:
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.
As of Thursday, the number of novel coronavirus cases globally was at more than 450,000, with more than 20,800 deaths, across 182 countries and territories. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com