By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported in an update that the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 case count in the country has risen to 202 as of Wednesday. The death toll is now 19, health officials report.
Quezon City, San Juan City and Makati City are reporting the most cases to date, accounting for nearly one-third of the country’s cases.
In addition, the DOH launched the DOH COVID-19 emergency hotlines 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) and 1555 in partnership with the National Emergency Hotline of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc.
The free 24/7 services will be available through 02-894-COVID. Smart and PLDT subscribers will also be able to use the 1555 hotline for free. Subscribers from other networks can access the 1555 hotline once technical adjustments are completed.
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