Coronavirus cases in the Philippines breach 50,000 with biggest day-to-day jump
Gaea Katreena Cabico(Philstar.com) – July 8, 2020 – 9: 26 pm
MANILA, Philippines ( Update 1, 9: 46 p.m.) — Confirmed cases of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in the country passed the 50,000- level– a grim milestone– with the Department of Health reporting 2,539 brand-new infections Wednesday.
Wednesday’s figure was the greatest single day increase in the number of infections given that a case was first identified in late January. This pushed the national tally to 50,359
After hours-long delay, the DOH said 1,992 of the newly-added cases were identified within the last 3 days, while 617 were from its recognition backlog.
Most of the fresh cases were from Metro Manila with 883 infections, followed by Central Visayas with 369 cases. The staying 670 of these cases were from other regions in the nation.
Meanwhile, 183 of the late cases were spotted in the capital area, while 74 were discovered in Central Visayas. Other areas represented 360 of these cases.
DOH said 53 replicates were eliminated from the total case count.
Since Wednesday, active cases in the Philippines stood at 36,457
The country has actually been experiencing a restored rise in COVID-19 infections after community quarantine procedures were further loosened up and more industries were enabled to resume. The DOH earlier attributed the increase in infection cases to its increased testing capacity and “absence of application of minimum health standards.”
The department also reported that the number of individuals who were offered a clean bill of health climbed up by 202 to 12,588
But 5 more clients surrendered to the severe respiratory health problem, raising the death toll to 1,314 Total recoveries accounted for around 25%of the country’s confirmed cases.
Some 797,585 people have actually been so far tested in the nation.
The Philippines has the second greatest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, behind Indonesia which has stated over 66,000 cases.
Worldwide, COVID-19 has currently contaminated 11.78 million people and has actually eliminated more than 543,000 individuals because it initially emerged in Wuhan, China late in 2015.