The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has breached the 300,000-mark as 2,747 new infections were posted on Saturday.
The Department of Health said the total number of cases is now at 301,256.
Health experts from the University of the Philippines have earlier predicted that COVID-19 cases would breach the 300,000-mark by the end of September.
Metro Manila—the country’s epicenter of the virus—still has the most number of cases among the regions at over 100,000. A total of 1,115 were added to the statistics.
Negros Occidental has also reported a surge in its tally of new cases followed by areas in CALABARZON and Cebu.
Out of the 63,066 total active cases, a majority of the patients are those experiencing mild to no symptoms at all.
There was an increase also in the percentage of severe and critical cases.
The total number of recoveries is now at 232,906 with 707 additional survivors while the death toll has jumped to 5,284 with a significant increase of 88 more.
Worldwide over 32 million people have been infected with the disease.