COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Philippines cases rise to 13,597 as recoveries reach 3,092

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MANILA, Philippines — The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose further to 13,597 as the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 163 new infections on Friday.

 

Of the new cases, 91 were recorded in Metro Manila, 56 came from Region VII and 16 were from different regions

DOH also announced 92 new recoveries. This brings the total number of recovered patients in the country to 3,092.

Meanwhile, 11 more people succumbed to the respiratory illness, bringing the total death toll to 857.

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Department of Health (Philippines)

DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #069

As of 4PM today, May 22, 2020, the Department of Health reports 163 new cases (PH13435-PH13597) of COVID-19. NCR with additional 91 new cases, Region 7 with 56 additional new cases and 16 new cases from different Regions. The total number of cases in the country is now at 13, 597.

DOH also announces 92 new recoveries. This brings the total number of recoveries to 3,092.

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.The DOH earlier confirmed that the country is still on the first wave of COVID-19 infections, which is “driven by local transmission.”

This came after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced in a Senate hearing Wednesday that the Philippines is now experiencing its second wave of infection.

The department noted that the wave peaked on March 31 with 538 cases recorded in a single day, and has “started to flatten” with the number of daily infections declining.

To date, over five million people worldwide have been infected with the novel coronavirus, which was first detected in Hubei, China late last.

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