DOH announces 39 new COVID-19 cases; total at 501

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 24 2020 10:16 AM

MANILA — The Department of Health on Tuesday morning said there are 39 new COVID-19 cases.

In a text message to ABS-CBN News, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said there are now 501 COVID-19 cases in the country.

There is also an additional recovered patient, bringing the total number of recoveries to 19.

The total number of fatalities is still 33.

The number of cases may still go up later in the day when the DOH holds its regular briefing.

Luzon has been on lockdown since the DOH confirmed community transmission in the country. This means that public transportation and other services have shut down temporarily.