Philippines records highest single-day jump in new COVID-19 cases

A passenger wearing a mask and a face shield for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seated in between plastic barriers to maintain social distancing in a jeepney, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines reported its biggest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, adding 2,434 confirmed infections and taking the total count to 44,254, the health ministry said.

The ministry said the rise could be attributed to increased contact among people as the country began easing lockdown measures to help reduce the pandemic’s damage to the economy.

The Philippines also recorded seven new deaths, the ministry said, bringing total fatalities to 1,297.

Was it worth reading? Let us know.