COVID-19 cases in Philippines surge past 197,000 with 2,965 new reported cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 197,164 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,965 new daily cases on Tuesday.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries surged to 132,396 after it reported 368 more patients have survived the disease.

The death toll also climbed to 3,038 after 34 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, the DOH added.

Metro Manila topped the five regions or provinces with the highest number of daily confirmed cases reported on Tuesday at 1,575, followed by Negros Occidental province in the central Philippines, 237; Laguna province, south of Manila, 151; Cavite province, south of Manila, 129; and Batangas province, south of Manila, 95.

In a pre-recorded public address aired on Tuesday on television, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said “there is no magic wand or silver bullet” that will solve the problems brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We will continue to respond to the arising challenges …” Duterte added.

 

 

Source: China – ASEAN Business Council