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DOH confirms first Filipino to recover from COVID-19

The Department of Health (DOH) reported that a Filipino coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case has already recovered from the disease, becoming the first Filipino recovery recorded in the country. The recovered patient as Case 14,  46-year-old male who has tested negative for COVID-19 twice.

He was admitted to the Makati Medical Center on March 5 and tested positive for the disease on March 9.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a statement  “While this is a very welcome development, there is no reason for us to be complacent... We need the public to cooperate with us now more than ever,”

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 142 after the DOH confirmed two new cases on Monday.

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