PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 31, 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 3,938 tests as of 4 pm Tuesday, March 31. 

The tracker showed the following figures: 

The tracker reflected 2,084 confirmed cases. It also showed that 88 have died and 49 have recovered.

The patients are admitted to 76 health facilities across the Philippines.

At least 4 hospitals had announced they had already reached maximum capacity: St. Luke's QC, St. Luke's BGCThe Medical City in Pasig, and the Makati Medical Center.

All numbers are from the DOH's nCoV tracker available online.

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. 

The President also signed on March 25 the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020 that grants himself 30 special powers to address the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. 

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 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