MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease infections in the Philippines rose to 98,232 with 4,963 additional cases of COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.
Of the total cases, 93 more recoveries boosted the total tally of survivors to 65,265 while 17 additional deaths pushed the death toll to 2,039.
The latest cases were reported by tests from 74 out of 94 current operational laboratories, DOH said.
COVID-19 outbreak first emerged in Wuhan City, Hubei province of China in December 2019.
The respiratory disease is caused by novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2. Its virus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough for most people.
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