Philippines: 29 New COVID-19 Deaths; Only 1 Recovery as Cases Reach 3,000

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The number of known coronavirus infections in the Philippines reached 3,018 Friday as the officially reported cases worldwide soared past the one million mark.

The Department of Health recorded 385 additional infections. The number of new cases is forecast to keep rising as the country has only begun ramping up its testing efforts.

Twenty-nine new fatalities were reported Friday—the biggest one-day leap since the outbreak began in the Philippines—raising the national death toll to 136.

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As the number of deaths continues to pile up, the DOH reported only one recovered patient for the third consecutive day. In total, there are only 52 recoveries in the country.

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