Philippines reports 102 new coronavirus cases, total 7,294

Davinci Maru, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 25 2020 04:08 PM

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2- also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19- isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. NIAID-RML

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 102 new coronavirus infections, raising the country’s tally to 7,294.

The number is the lowest reported in a single day since April 4, when 76 cases were added.

In a bulletin, the DOH said the total deaths have climbed by 17 to 494. But 30 more patients have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 792.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other parts of the country until May 15 to further slow down the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Since emerging in Wuhan City in Hubei province, China, COVID-19 has infected more than 2.8 million people and killed 197,000 others worldwide, a running-tally from US-based Johns Hopkins University showed.