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Philippines Reports Record 186 more Coronavirus Deaths; The Highest Single Day Rate in Southeast Asia


Philippines reported record new daily death rates of novel coronavirus. On Saturday the Philippines’ health ministry reported 186 more deaths related to coronavirus, The highest single-day fatality rate recorded so far in Southeast Asia.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 4,292, while confirmed cases rose by 4,935 to 257,863. The Philippines has the most COVID-19 infections in the region.

Compared to wealthier nations, the Philippines is “not bad” in handling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an official from the Philippine Genome Center, University of the Philippines.

“The number of COVID-19 cases in the country, compared with the cases of the wealthier nations attests to the government’s efforts in managing the pandemic,” Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma, Executive Director of the Philippine Genome Center, University of the Philippines, said during a webinar on “Understanding the Science of COVID-19 Testing,” Saloma edded.

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