- The Department of Health (DOH) announced that there are 271 new cases of coronavirus disease
- The total number of confirmed cases has risen to 6,981 as of 4 p.m. of April 23
- There are also 29 more patients that recovered, the total is now at 722
- Meanwhile, 16 new fatalities were reported, the death toll has increased to 462
- Globally, there are more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19
The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 271 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the Philippines as of April 23 (Thursday) at 4 p.m.
KAMI learned that the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 6,981.
In a Facebook post, the health department said that 29 more patients survived COVID-19. All in all, there are now 722 patients that recovered.
However, 16 new deaths have been recorded today. The death toll has currently risen to 462.
As previously reported by KAMI, the DOH announced that 500 patients in the Philippines will be joining the solidarity trial led by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The trial aims to test the safety and effectiveness of four possible therapies to combat the coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte also offered a P10 million for any Filipino who can discover a vaccine for COVID-19.
As of posting time, there are more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. The disease was first reported in Wuhan, China.
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