Philippines registers 198 new COVID-19 cases, total at 7,777

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippines registered 198 new cases of the COVID-19, taking the country’s total number to 7,777, health authorities said yesterday.

The Department of Health (DOH) said that 70 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 932. However, it said 10 more patients have also died, bringing the death toll to 511.

The lockdown imposed since mid-March in capital Manila, entire main Luzon Island and some other places to stop the spread of the virus has so far displaced over two million workers in the Philippines, government data has shown.

Health workers attend to a patient outside the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Centre in Manila. PHOTO: AP