MANILA, Philippines - The deadly coronavirus disease (covid-19) in the Philippines has started to wreck havoc with its infection reaching 2,539 new cases in just one day (July 8), bringing the total number of infected Filipinos to 50,359.
The Department of Health, in its update yesterday, reported that of the total confirmed cases 1,922 cases were fresh. These are the results released to patients within the three day period. Those considered by the health department as late cases were over four days old results, which also totalled to 617.
The Philippines death toll, according to DOH has reached 1,314 already, but there were also 202 patients who fought hard with the virus and were able to recover, also bringing the country's total recovery to 12,588.
The DOH daily briefer also reported that 883 of the new cases came from Metro Manila and 369 new cases were also recorded in Central Visayas.
Johns Hopkins University said the Philippines is second fast-rising country in Southeast Asia, with the highest number of infected patients of the deadly coronavirus disease, next to Indonesia.
Based on Johns Hopkins' tally of the total number of cases in each country, the Philippines is at 50,359 total cases beating Oman which has 50,207 cases.
Last week the Philippines also beat Bolivia, Panama, Portugal and Singapore. The health experts in the country has predicted that by August the figure in the country's total number of cases will double, raising fears that more deaths will definitely rise.
Meanwhile, the top 10 countries which got the unstoppable onslaught of the deadly virus include:
United States; 2,998,177 confirmed positive; Brazil, 1,668,589; India, 742,417; Russia, 699,749; Peru, 309,278; Chile, 301,019; United Kingdom, 287,880; Mexico, 268,008; Spain, 252,130; and Iran, 248,379 confirmed cases as of July 8, 2020.
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