The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines continuous to increase after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 295 new infections, raising the total of COVID infections to 9,223.
The death toll climbed to 607 after four more fatalities were recorded.
Total recoveries also rose to 1,214 after a record-high 90 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness.
This marks the highest single-day increase in recoveries since April 16.
Data from the DOH show that 103,417 people have been tested for COVID-19 as of Friday, 89.1 percent of whom tested negative while 10.7 percent were positive.
Johns Hopkins University said more than 3.4 million around the world have been infected by the virus, which has caused over 243 thousand deaths.
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that 34 more Filipinos abroad have caught COVID-19, bringing the total tally of overseas infections among Filipino nationals to 1,741.
The contagious disease has also killed 5 more overseas Filipinos, bringing the death toll to 207, the agency said.
The number of Filipino migrants who recovered from COVID-19 is, meanwhile, up by 10 to 465, the DFA added.
“A review of trends over this past month reveals that on average, DFA receives daily reports of 11 new recoveries and 6 new deaths among our nationals abroad,” it said in a statement.
“It is our hope to see more recoveries in the coming days and eventually, 0 fatalities among our people here and abroad. Together, let’s #BeatCOVID19!”
As of Saturday, some 1,069 of the identified cases are undergoing treatment for the disease, broken down as follows by regions: 163 in the Asia Pacific Region, 328 in Europe, 328 in the Middle East and Africa, and 250 in the Americas./Stacy Ang