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Philippines’ Covid-19 tally nears 30k

21 June 2020

By The SUN


The Philippines recorded one of its highest daily increases of confirmed coronavirus cases, with 943 cases being added to the tally as of 7pm yesterday, Jun 20.

The total number of cases now stands at 29,400.

Most of the day’s cases were categorized as “fresh”, meaning the results were released within three days, at 578. The rest, which numbered 365, were late cases, or were reported after three days.

The Department of Health advisory said the results came from only 49 out of 59 current operational labs, indicating there were 10 which had yet to submit their reports.



DOH also posted 272 recoveries, bringing the total number to 7,650. The death toll went up to 1,150 after 20 fatalities were reported today. However, the DOH said 15 of the newly reported deaths occurred between Jun 5-16.



A total of 19,951 cases were said to be active, meaning the patients are either undergoing treatment or quarantine. Of these, 19,390 were mild, 479 were asymptomatic, 63 were severe, and 19 were in critical condition.

Meanwhile, 12 more Filipinos abroad were reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, bringing the total to 6,140, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced.

Of this number, 12 have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 495. But recoveries rose to 2,851 with three new survivors.
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