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PH Covid-19 cases breach 1,000 mark, death toll rises to 68


THE number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases breached the 1,000 mark, with 272 new infections and 68 deaths, the Department of Health (DoH) reported on Saturday.

As of 4 p.m Saturday, Covid-19 cases in the country rose to 1,075 from 803 on Friday.

A total of 14 new deaths were also recorded, bringing the count to 68, from 54 on Thursday, with four more patients recovered from the disease, for a total of 35 recoveries.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has said that the country could expect a rise in Covid-19 cases as the testing capacity improves.

“Wag po nating ikagulat ang pagkataas ng kaso ng Covid-19, (We should not be surprised in the rise on the number of cases of Covid-19),” she said.


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