11 more die from COVID-19 in PH, 1 patient recovers

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) — Eleven more people have died from the coronavirus disease in the country as the number of cases continues to rise.

The Department of Health on Thursday reported that the nationwide death toll now stands at 107.

It also confirmed 322 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country total to 2, 633.

One more patient has been cleared of coronavirus infection, for a total of 51 recoveries.

COVID-19 cases worldwide

Worldwide, COVID-19 has killed more than 47,000 people, mostly in Italy, although the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Over 900,000 people have been infected, according to the Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 global tracker.

Eight in ten, or around 80 percent, of infected patients experience "mild illness" and eventually recover from COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization. Some 15 percent experience severe illness while 5 percent were critically ill, the WHO said.

To prevent the spread of the virus, authorities are urging people to practice regular hand washing, cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoid close contact with those who exhibit virus symptoms.