Philippines' coronavirus cases cross 4,000-mark

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 09 2020 04:29 PM | Updated as of Apr 09 2020 04:40 PM

MANILA - The Philippine government on Thursday confirmed 206 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections, raising the nation's tally to 4,076.

The country's health ministry also reported 21 new deaths from the virus, bringing the death toll to 203.

Meanwhile, another 28 patients have recovered from the highly-contagious disease. A total of 124 have so far recovered from COVID-19 in the country.

The pandemic originated from Wuhan City in Hubei province, China before spreading to nearly 200 countries and territories.

According to tally of the Agence France-Presse, more than 1.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been registered worldwide, of which, more than 87,000 people have died.