COVID-19 PHILIPPINES TRACKER: CONFIRMED CASES, DEATHS AND RECOVERIES
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019, is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
The Philippines is currently under a state of public health emergency after it was placed under Code Red sublevel 2, indicating that there are several community transmissions beyond capacity. The World Health Organization said community transmission happens when countries are already experiencing "larger outbreaks of local transmission."
President Rodrigo Duterte also made an announcement enforcing a Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to address the threat of COVID-19 which will run until April 13.
“Upon further study of worldwide trends and measures and the need for extreme caution during such times as these, I have come to the conclusion that stricter measures are necessary,” he said.
COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are now over 200. Track the confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries, number of PUIs and PUMs through https://ncovtracker.doh.gov.ph/
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Here's a summary of the disease:
Disease: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Virus strain: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
First case: December 1, 2019
Origin: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Symptoms: Initial flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, fatigue, and myalgia
Incubation period: 1-14 days
Mode of transmission: Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets
Prevention tips: Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene