Coronavirus: Philippines Death Toll Rises to 45, Cases Now 707

A long queue is formed outside a medical supply store that sells face masks, a day after the Philippine government confirmed the first novel coronavirus case, in Manila, Philippines, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Seven more people have died from the coronavirus disease in the country, bringing the death toll to 45, the Department of Health reported on Thursday.

In its 4:00 p.m. press briefing, the DOH also confirmed 71 new COVID-19 patients, bringing the total number of cases to 707. Meanwhile, two more patients have recovered from the viral disease, for a total of 28 recoveries.

The latest deaths are all Filipinos with no recent travel history overseas. Five of them died before their COVID-19 test results came out.

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