PH RECORDS 3,257 NEW COVID-19 CASES BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS TO ALMOST 280,000
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 279,526 on Friday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,257 new infections, marking the eleventh consecutive day where over 3,000 cases were reported.
Most of the new cases reported came from the National Capital Region with 997 cases. This was followed by Bulacan with 282 cases, Cavite with 179, Negros Occidental with 152, and Cebu with 127.
Eighty-one percent or 2,628 of the newest cases acquired the virus in the past 14 days. Twenty cases were also removed from the total case count.
The nationwide death toll climbed to 4,830 with 47 new fatalities. Eighteen of the new deaths occurred on September, 13 on August, 13 in July, one in June, and two in May.