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Department of Health announced additional 77 new cases of COVID-19 total is now jumps to 307


The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines rose to 307 on Saturday, March 21, as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 77 new cases.


DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a news briefing that another COVID-19 patient died on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 19 as of 4 pm of that day.

Vergeire also announced 5 more patients who recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 13.

The whole of Luzon was place on lockdown until April 12 to keep most people in their homes and stem the spread of the new virus. Areas in the Visayas and Mindanao have also gone into community quarantine.

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