Over 600 people have now recovered from COVID-19 in the Philippines.
There have been more recoveries than deaths for the third consecutive day including those patients who have gotten well while under home quarantine, according to DOH.
The Department of Health recorded 41 new recoveries, and 200 new confirmed cases of the disease, raising the total to 6,459.
The DOH also explained that it takes around 13 days up to more than a month for patients to recover, depending on the severity of their symptoms.
Meanwhile, 19 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 428.
The country’s fatality rate stands at 6.6 percent, which is slightly higher than the global average of 6.4 percent.
To contain the spread of the virus, the government has placed Luzon under enhanced community quarantine until April 30 while other local government units across the country also enforced their own lock downs.
Now, COVID-19 has infected more than 2.4 million worldwide and killed over 165,000,
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia and death.
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