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PH records 48 new COVID-19 recoveries bringing the total to 1,023


The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, announced 48 new recoveries reaching the total number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country to 1,023.


Today's bulletin also logged 254 newly infected individuals bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 8,212. Meanwhile, death toll has rose to 558 after 28 more fatalities have been recorded.

Data from the DOH showed that the 19 accredited laboratories nationwide have tested 85,596 people as of Monday,  88.3 percent of whom tested negative while 11.6 percent were positive.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire earlier said, the country will not be able to meet its target testing capacity of 8,000 per day by Thursday after some 40 staff at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine contracted COVID-19. 

Metro Manila and several provinces are under enhanced community quarantine, marked by stay-at-home orders and suspension of most work and mass transportation, to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Worldwide, COVID-19 has infected more than 3.1 million people and killed over 217,000 since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
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