COVID-19 cases in Philippines surge past 25,000 with 607 new cases

MANILA (XINHUA) – The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 25,392 after the Department of Health (DoH) reported 607 more infections yesterday.

The DoH noted in its bulletin that two duplicate cases were removed from the total cases of 24,787 reported on Friday.

“Total cases reported may be subject to change as these numbers undergo constant clearing and validation,” the DoH said.

The DoH said in its bulletin that the number of recoveries further climbed to 5,706 after 252 more patients have survived the disease.

The death toll increased to 1,074 after 22 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, the DoH added.

According to the DoH, 288 of the daily reported cases were in Metro Manila, 85 cases in the Central Visayas region in the central Philippines and 234 cases were reported in the other parts of the country.