Manila — At least 153 children died of pneumonia during a three-week period ending March 16, health officials said Sunday.
The officials said 813 others were hospitalized.
City health officer Evangeline Suva told the official Philippine News Agency all the fatalities and those hospitalized were children younger than six years old. Most of the victims came from the capital’s depressed areas.
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