MANILA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 286,743 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,311 new daily cases on Sunday.
The DOH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 229,865 after 20,021 more patients have survived the disease.
The DOH added that 55 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 4,984.
Metro Manila topped the five regions or provinces with the highest number of daily confirmed cases reported on Sunday with 1,435, followed by Negros Occidental in the central Philippines, 261; Laguna province, south of Manila, 231; Rizal province, east of Manila, 204; and Cavite province, south of Manila, 174.
The Philippines has tested over 3.16 million people so far, according to DOH. Enditem