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.