The Philippines announced today, Friday, that it had registered 1531 new cases of the corona virus (Corona – Covid 19) and six deaths.
The Philippine Ministry of Health said in a statement that the total number of cases rose to 40,336, while the number of deaths rose to 1280.
The ministry said that 400 cases recovered, bringing the total number of the recovered to 11,073 cases, while the authorities conducted tests to detect the virus on 696,756 people so far.
Today’s cases are the highest daily increase, while the highest previous number of injuries in a single day was 1150 on June 23.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte maintained strict closure in the central Metro Manila area, which is the epicenter of the outbreak of the virus, as well as the Cebu region, while quarantine measures were eased on the capital and the rest of the country.