Philippines records 284 new COVID-19 cases, highest in two weeks

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 25 2020 04:40 PM | Updated as of May 25 2020 04:53 PM

Health workers from the Philippine Coast Guard man the testing booths at a center in Manila on May 13, 2020. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN

MANILA - The Philippine health department has reported 284 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 14,319.

This is highest number of new cases announced in 2 weeks, since May 11’s 292 new cases, according to ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group.

The Department of Health also reported 74 new recoveries, pushing the total number of Filipinos who recovered from the disease to 3,323.

Another 5 died from the illness, bringing COVID-19’s death toll in the Philippines to 873. 

Of the total number of new cases, 171 were from the National Capital Region, which is on its final week of modified enhanced community quarantine.

This was also the 8th time in 9 days that there were less than 8 new deaths reported. 

Since it first emerged in Wuhan, China in December last year, the new coronavirus has infected over 5.4 million around the world, and caused more than 345,000 deaths as of Monday, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.