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 3,938 tests as of 4 pm Tuesday, March 31.
The tracker showed the following figures:
The patients are admitted to 76 health facilities across the Philippines.
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 Tuesday, the number of novel coronavirus cases globally was at more than 791,000, with more than 38,466 deaths, across 185 countries and territories. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com