MANILA – The Department of Health on Tuesday (07 April 2020) reported but 104 confirmed cases for the day of the coronavirus disease, a big drop compared to the previous day, Monday that saw 414 confirmed cases of the virus.
Still, the number of 104 new COVID-19 cases pushed the country’s total to 3,764.
The health department also recorded 14 fatalities that upped the total of number of deaths to 177.
Tuesday’s number of recoveries eclipsed the nine previously reported as on Tuesday the DOH said 11 patients fully recovered from the bug, bringing the total of discharged patients to 84.
Earlier in the day, President Duterte announced the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until April 30, 2020.
It may be recalled that PH recorded its first coronavirus case last January 30, a woman from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the contagion.
She later recovered from the disease but the country had to record its first two locally-transmitted cases on March 6, when it had only 5 confirmed cases.
The health department advised the public to expect a spike in the number of cases due to the country’s expanded testing capacity not to mentioned the scheduled mass testing on April 14.
Since Monday, 06 April 2020, the DOH has been conducting tests at full scale in 10 laboratories nationwide even as plans are afoot to expand it to at least 69 more laboratories to handle tests.
Worldwide, COVID-19 cases have amounted to 1.3 million.
The United States has the biggest count at 367,758 followed by Spain (136,675), Italy (132,547), Germany (103,375) and China (81,740). (iamigo/sovereignph.com)