Philippines COVID-19 cases soar to 2,084; death toll at 88

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Tuesday (March 31) that the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country has hit a record high at 2,084.

A total of 538 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, the highest increase reported so far since the outbreak began in January.

The country’s death toll from the deadly respiratory disease is now at 88, with 10 additional fatalities.

Only seven patients recovered on Tuesday, the DOH said, bringing the total number of recoveries to 49.

As of Monday (March 30), a total of 15,337 tests have been conducted in all seven major testing laboratories across the country.

Top 10 Cities with highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines (As of 1:00p.m. March 31):

  • Quezon City            130
  • San Juan City          64
  • Manila 55
  • Pasig City     49
  • Makati City                                 47
  • Davao City                                  40
  • Mandaluyong City                    29
  • Taguig City                                 29
  • Parañaque City                          26
  • Cainta, Rizal                               15

SOURCE: Department of Health

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