Philippines’ COVID-19 cases surge to 304,226 with 2,995 new infections

MANILA (XINHUA) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 304,226 after the Philippines’ Department of Health (DoH) reported 2,995 new daily cases yesterday.

The DoH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 252,510 after 19,630 more patients recovered.

Meanwhile, 60 more patients died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 5,344.

The Philippines’ Metro Manila topped the regions in the country with the highest number of 1,065 daily confirmed cases yesterday. The DoH said over 3.4 million people in the Philippines have been tested so far.

A woman wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past wooden beds for sale at a roadside stall on the outskirts of Manila. PHOTO: AP