By J. Jala | 12:37 AM March 13, 2020
The Philippines recorded three more deaths from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Thursday night, bringing the total number of fatalities from the disease in the country to five.
In a statement, the Department of Health (DOH) said Patients 5, 6, and 37 have died.
PH6 was initially admitted at Cardinal Santos Medical Center on March 5, and she was transferred to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
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, expired morning of March 12 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.
PH37 was admitted on March 6, 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 on Thusday afternoon, with acute respiratory failure as the cause of death.