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Philippines' COVID-19 cases rise to 3,094, with 8 new deaths, 5 new recoveries

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country increased to 3,094 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 76 new cases.

In its daily update, the Health Department also reported eight new fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 144.

Meanwhile, recoveries also increased to 57 after five more patients have recovered from the virus.

In an interview on Dobol sa News TV, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the DOH has already tested 19,000 individuals for the virus.

According to Vergeire, 15,398 individuals of the number tested negative while 49 showed “equivocal” results. -MDM, GMA News