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DOH reports 34 new COVID-19 cases; total now 98

March 14, 2020 - Saturday 7:03 PM by Jon Joaquin

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The Department of Health reported 34 new COVID-19 cases (PH65-PH98), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 98.

In a statement, the DOH said the details of the new cases are currently being validated by its teams and will be provided to the public as soon as the information is available and verified by the Department.

In addition, the DOH said it is also verifying reports of additional cases.

The DOH urged everyone to cooperate, saying the people need to do their part in mitigating the spread of the disease.

“Our frontline health workers and medical personnel are risking their safety to respond to the needs of the public,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque said.

“All we ask is for you to do your part: practice preventive measures, go on strict home quarantine if you are experiencing mild symptoms, and help halt the spread of fake news. The success of our measures to contain COVID-19 is hinged on your participation. We will get through this together,” he added.

Duque said the country’s “strongest weapon” during these times are vigilance, preparedness, and solidarity.

“We are seeing these values at play now as DOH is receiving an influx of support from individuals and organizations who are willing to render assistance in any way they can. Let this be a reminder for all Filipinos to step up to the plate and heed the call for cooperation,” he said.