MANILA - (UPDATE) The Philippines confirmed 4,284 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday bringing the country’s total to 217,396.
The Department of Health also reported 22,319 new recoveries, as the DOH implemented “time-based mass recoveries” pushing the total number of Filipinos who recovered from the disease to 157,403.
One hundred two more deaths were reported from the illness, bringing COVID-19’s death toll in the Philippines to 3,520.
This was the fifth straight day that more than 90 deaths were reported.
The National Capital Region had the most number of new cases at 2,207. Laguna was second with 327 new cases, followed by Cavite with 191, Batangas with 161 and Rizal with 147.
Despite implementing the longest and strictest lockdowns in the region, the Philippines has the highest number of total cases in Southeast Asia.
Since the start of August, the country has added 119,164 new cases of COVID-19. This was more than double the 93,354 cases it tallied at the end of July.
Since it first emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019, the novel coronavirus has infected over 25 million all over the world and caused more than 842,000 deaths.