Two new COVID-19 cases in Philippines

MANILA (CNA) – Philippines announced two more COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the country’s total number of infections up to five, the Philippines’ Department of Health said.

In a press release, the Health Department said the fourth case was a 48-year-old Filipino man with a travel history to Japan.

The man returned to the Philippines on February 25 and experienced chills and fever from March 3.

He sought medical treatment and was tested positive for the virus on Thursday; his condition is currently stable.

The fifth case in the Philippines is a 62-year-old Filipino man with hypertension and diabetes, and no known travel history outside the country. He experienced cough with phlegm on February 25 and went to a hospital on March 1.

He was first admitted with severe pneumonia, but later tested positive for the virus on Thursday.