Updates from the Department of Health this 15 August: There are 4,351 people newly confirmed with #COVID19PH. The total confirmed cases in the Philippines are now 157,918. Of the confirmed cases, 83,109 are active. 885 additional people with COVID-19 have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 72,209. Sadly, 159 people with COVID-19 have died. The total COVID-19 related deaths are now 2,600. Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the 159 people who passed away.