MANILA: The Philippines on Sunday (Aug 9) recorded 61 more coronavirus deaths, the highest daily increase in fatalities reported since Jul 18, taking the country’s death tally to 2,270.
A health ministry bulletin also reported 3,109 more infections, bringing the total confirmed cases to 129,913.
The presidential spokesperson on Friday said the country has seen a jump in coronavirus infections due to intensified testing.
The Philippines has overtaken Indonesia to record the most cases in Southeast Asia.
Infections have surged nearly seven-fold while deaths have more than doubled since a strict lockdown was lifted in June.
This prompted authorities to reimpose a lockdown in and around Manila earlier this week.