MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines health department on Saturday reported an additional 156 individuals who contracted the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 8,928.
COVID-19 UPDATE No. 64
(May 02, 2020 | 4PM)
156 more tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 8,928 cases in the Philippines. So far, 1,124 patients have recovered and 603 have died according to the Department of Health. #PRCLifelineOfThePeople#VictoryOverTheVirus pic.twitter.com/NZh3jV0Rvn
— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) May 2, 2020
On the other hand, the health agency said it documented the recovery of another 40 COVID-19 patients that tally of recoveries in the country reached 1,124 as of May 2.
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. To date, the disease has infected more than 3.3 million people globally and killed 238,788 while over 1.05 million survived the respiratory illness, according to John Hopkins University data.
The COVID-19 outbreak first emerged in Wuhan City, Hubei province in China late last year