MANILA, Philippines (MDN National News) – The deadly coronavirus disease (covid-19) has continued to wrecked havoc in the country, with persons contracted with the disease now summed up to 112,593, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday (August 4).
DOH top officials said a record-breaking number of 6,352 cases in a single day break the past record again as the deadly virus has continued its unstoppable onslaught in Metro Manila and the Visayas Region, specifically in Cebu Province and Cebu City.
Based on DOH August 4 bulletin, 1,826 of the new cases were recorded from the National Capital Region (NCR) followed Region 4-A with 981 cases and Region 3 with 253 cases.
Fortunately, the DOH also reported 240 patients who have recovered from the virus, briging the total count of recoveries to 66,049.
The DOH also reported that there were also latest fatalities of 11 more, eight died in July and one each died in August, June and May. Most of the dead covid-19 victims were from Region 7, the DOH official reported.
Earlier, the country breaks a new record high of 4,063 coronavirus positive cases in just one day (July 31), breaking its previous 3,954, according to the latest data released by the Department of Health (DOH).
DOH confirmed the figure of 4,063 more cases for the deadly coronavirus disease in its briefer the other day, in which data came from Metro Manila while the other half also came from Calabarzon and Central Visayas.
Fortunately, based on DOH data, the total recovery from over 93,000 Filipinos infected with the disease also increased to 65,178, with the new recoveries of 165 persons earlier contracted with the coronavirus disease.
The total death toll is much lower in percentage with only 2,023 out of the over 93,000 cases – with 40 new fatalities added for July 31, 2020.
The DOH reported that 87.8% of 26,153 active cases in the country were all mild cases only.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced to extend general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila, Calabarzon and selected places in the country until August 15.