- The Department of Health continues to update the public about the statistics of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines
- On May 8, it was announced that the country’s single-day number of recoveries hit record-high
- There are 116 patients who were successful in their battle against the dreadful virus
- The health department also released the updated tally of confirmed cases and fatalities
The number of people who have recovered today from the novel coronavirus disease in the Philippines is already the highest since the country was first hit by the virus.
KAMI learned that according to the Department of Health (DOH), there are 116 patients who survived COVID-19 on May 8.
The total number of recoveries in the country is now 1,734.
The last time the Philippines had a record-high number of recoveries was on May 4, with 101 more patients being able to recover from the dreadful disease.
Meanwhile, 120 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were tallied today, bringing the total number to 10,463.
The health department also sadly announced that additional 11 people have died of the virus. The death toll in the country is now 696.
In a previous article by KAMI, Japan approved Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir as the country’s first officially authorized drug against COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus disease is considered as one of the toughest health crises that the Philippines and the world have faced. More than 3 million people have been infected with it since December.
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