The Philippines passed the 200,000 case threshold of COVID-19 this Wednesday after the Asian country registered more than 5,200 additional infections on the last day, the national health department reported.
A total of 202,361 positive results have been recorded to date, including 5,277 in the last 24 hours, the latter one of the highest since the pandemic began. Of the total number of new infections, 3,157 occurred in the region of the capital Manila.
In terms of the deceased, there are already 3,127 after the 99 deaths on the last day, while another 1,131 patients have been discharged and there are already 133,460 people who have overcome COVID-19 in the country.
The Philippines has seen a record number of infections since the end of July after authorities began lifting restriction measures and gradually reopened the economy.
Even so, experts have predicted that the curve could flatten out in late August or September, despite the health ministry claiming “it’s too early” to say whether the current trend is in local medium ABS-CBN.