DOH confirms 2nd COVID-19 death in PH

The Department of Health has confirmed the death of a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient in Manila Wednesday evening.

The reported death is the patient with ID PH35 confined at the Manila Doctors Hospital.

She was among the 16 new cases announced Wednesday.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III disclosed her 72-year-old husband is also confined at the same hospital due to the virus.

The woman is the second COVID-19 death and first Filipino fatality in the Philippines.