- The Philippines has recorded its biggest one-day death toll from the 2019 coronavirus disease on April 3, 2020
- Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday that 29 more patients died of COVID-19, bringing a total of 136 fatalities in the country
- However, a health official clarified that the sudden spike in the number of deaths is "attributed to the late reporting of previous deaths"
- As of this posting, there are 385 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Philippines, increasing the tally to 3,018 – with 52 total number of recoveries
The Philippines on April 3, 2020 has recorded its highest one-day death toll from the 2019 coronavirus disease.
According to a report by Rappler, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that 29 more patients died of COVID-19.
It is the biggest single-day increase in number of deaths in the country due to the pandemic, as of this posting, with a total of 136 fatalities.
Dr. Beverly Ho, special assistant to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, said that the sudden spike in the number of deaths is "attributed to the late reporting of previous deaths."
DOH also reported that the country’s COVID-19 cases rose by 385 on the said date, bringing the total cases in the Philippines to 3,018.
Moreover, the Health Department revealed that another patient recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 52.
In a previous report by KAMI, the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases has breached the one million mark, as per Johns Hopkins University. Governments around the world continue to fight the pandemic that has claimed a staggering number of lives.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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