While the number of total cases might be a bit daunting, the Philippines has reached a milestone still worthy of praise.
Per CNN, the Department of Health revealed that an additional 48 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 on April 29, bringing the total number to 1,023. The DOH also recorded 254 new cases, while 28 more died from the disease, bringing the total to 8,212 and 558, respectively.
The number of recoveries have surpassed the death toll since April 15.
The total number of infected individuals is expected to rise, given that the country can now conduct around 6,300 tests daily. 68% of the total cases in the Philippines are found in Metro Manila, which has been placed in an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) since March 16, 2020.
A third extension of the ECQ was recently made official and will last from May 1 to May 15.