Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said that Covid-19 deaths in April this year surpassed the peak seen in the country last year.
“Sa kasamaang palad nalagpasan na po ang ating kasalukuyang peak, ang pinakamataas na naitala noong nakaraang taon (Unfortunately, we have already surpassed the previous peak recorded last year),” Duque said during the meeting of some of the members of the Duterte Cabinet on Monday.
The death peak recorded in August last year was 2,127.
In April this year, 2,424 deaths were recorded in a day, Duque said.
Duque expressed hope that the number of deaths will fall as cases decrease.
“Kasabay po ng pagbaba ng atin pong mga kaso inaasahan rin namang bababa ang bilang po ng mga pumapanaw (While the number of Covid-19 cases decreases, we expect that the number of deaths will also decrease),” he said.