MANILA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 304,226 after the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,995 new daily cases on Sunday.
The DOH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 252,510 after 19,630 more patients recovered. Meanwhile, 60 more patients died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 5,344.
The Philippines' capital Metro Manila topped the regions in the country with the highest number of 1,065 daily confirmed cases on Sunday.
The DOH said over 3.4 million people in the Philippines have been tested so far.