BREAKING!  PH COVID-19 updates:  5,453 positive;  349 deaths;  353 recoveries



The number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines overtook the death toll on Wednesday.

This,  as the Department of Health (DOH) reported that cases nationwide surged to 5,453 with 230 new infections.

The DOH also reported a record-high 58 more patients  recovering from the respiratory disease, bringing the total recoveries to 353.

Meanwhile, the DOH reported 14 new deaths for a total of 349.

DOH data as of Tuesday show that the country’s COVID-19 testing centers have so far conducted 38,103 tests, 85.2 percent of which came out negative while 14.7 percent turned out positive.

The Philippines still has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, trailed by Malaysia which reported 4,987 cases with 82 deaths and 2,478 recoveries on Tuesday./Stacy Ang

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