The Department of Health (DOH) reported 387 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines over the weekend. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 7,579, as of Sunday, April 26.
DOH also reported 24 new deaths due to COVID-19. With this, the total deaths have now reached the 500-mark, now standing at 501.
Nevertheless, with the continuous effort of healthcare workers in the country, 100 more patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 862.
Meanwhile, the government has identified high-risk areas around the country last Friday, April 24. These areas will be placed under enhanced community quarantine until May 15 to prevent further contagion.
This is also the second time the ECQ has been extended since mid-March for the entirety of Luzon and other affected regions in the country.
Other areas with moderate-risk to low-risk areas will now follow general community quarantine guidelines.
Also, some local governments kickstarted the targeted mass testing in their areas to support the national government’s response against the coronavirus pandemic.
Globally, the coronavirus death toll surpassed the 200,000-mark since Saturday, and as of 7 AM today, at least 2.97 million people worldwide have been infected.
—(Source: Department of Health)