MANILA, Philippines – The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines climbed to 7,579 on Sunday, April 26, after 285 new cases were recorded.
The Department of Health (DOH) also reported 7 new deaths due to COVID-19. With this, the country's death toll breached the 500 mark, now standing at 501.
Meanwhile, 70 more patients have recovered from the virus, increasing the number of recoveries to 862.
On Friday, April 24, the government identified high-risk areas around the country which will be under enhanced community quarantine until May 15 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, the lockdowns that have been in place over Metro Manila and affected provinces in Luzon since mid-March were extended for the second time.