City of Manila records largest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases, total now at 116

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso reported 41 new COVID-19 cases in his city on Tuesday, the largest single-day jump in infections in the nation’s capital.

Moreno shared the information in an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines’ Pia Hontiveros.

With the new infections, the City of Manila now has a total of 116 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

But Moreno added there are 10 patients who recovered from COVID-19. Three of these are confined in private hospitals, while seven are from Sta. Ana Hospital.

Among those who recovered in Sta. Ana Hospital is the patient cheered on by hospital workers in a viral video online.

Moreno also told CNN Philippines that he had been "exposed" to the virus. He said he undertook "due diligence" and submitted himself for tests while hunkering down in his City Hall office.

The mayor revealed the tests yielded negative results.

As the city tallied its largest COVID-19 cases in a single day, Moreno appealed to people not to discriminate against the frontliners and patients healed of the virus.

Ituring po natin silang mga normal na tao. Mahirap yung pinagdaanan nila,” said Moreno.

(Translation: Let's treat them as normal people. It was difficult for them to go through [being infected by COVID-19].)

Moreno urged citizens to spread love and compassion amidst the crisis brought by COVID-19.

The country has confirmed 2,311 COVID-19 cases today, along with 96 deaths and 50 recoveries.