PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 24, 2020

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 1,793 tests as of 4 pm on Tuesday, March 24. 

The tracker showed the following figures: 

The tracker reflected 552 confirmed cases. It also showed that 474 are currently admitted to hospitals, 20 have recovered, and 35 have died.

At least 3 hospitals announced that that they already reached maximum capacity – St. Luke’s QC, St. Luke’s BGC, and The Medical City in Pasig.

All numbers are from the DOH's nCoV tracker.

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.

The World Health Organization classified the new coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, and warned that the spread and severity of the illness was due to "alarming levels of inaction."

As of Tuesday, the number of novel coronavirus cases globally is at 386,350, with 16,981 deaths, across 175 countries and territories. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/