The Philippines posted 106 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total infections to 3,870, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Wednesday.

This is the 2nd day that new cases in the country were below the 200-mark after new infections dropped from 414 on Monday to 104 on Tuesday.

Fatalities jumped to 182 after the health authorities declared five new deaths.

Recoveries, on the other hand, inched to 96 after the DOH announced 12 more patients successfully recovering from the disease.

Meanwhile, spikes in the number of new cases are still expected as the government prepared to conduct mass testing.

“It is too early to tell if these cases are already actually decreasing. But rest assured we are exerting our maximum effort to track all cases to see a better picture at the soonest possible time,” Dr. Beverly Lo, DOH health policy development and planning bureau research division chief, said during the DOH’s virtual presser.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday extended the enhanced community quarantine all over Luzon for two more weeks to further control the spread of the infectious disease. The lockdown was originally set to expire on April 12.  (RJ Espartinez)