The Department of Health has informed the public that they’re expecting a spike on the new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines these upcoming days.
The health department calls it as ‘artificial rise’ as the government has increased its testing capacity.
“So ito pong mga darating na araw, alam ko pong ikakagulat ng marami itong biglang pagtaas ng mga kaso natin. Ito ay sa kadahilanang marami na po tayong mailalabas na test results, at ito po sa kadahilanang ang ating testing capacity ay na-expand na po,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a press briefing.
As per the report of ABS-CBN news earlier today, China’s aid to fight the new coronavirus has arrived. Medical supplies, personal protective equipment, and COVID-19 test kits were among the items that landed at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.
Likewise, there are 50,000 COVID-19 test kits donated by Jack Ma and Manny Pacquiao plus another 3,000 test kits and a PCR machine from Singapore as per the tweet of DFA Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr.
As of 4:00 PM this afternoon, DOH reports a total of 380 confirmed cases, 17 patients recovered from the disease while 25 have died.