Philippines sees 836 new COVID-19 cases, 65 more deaths

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The total number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 57,006 Monday after 836 new infections were added to the country’s caseload.

Of the newly-reported cases, 749 were detected within the last three days, while 87 were from the department’s validation backlog.

Meanwhile, recoveries increased by 4,325the highest number reported in a single day. This raised the total number of COVID-19 survivors to 20,371.

But 65 more people died from the severe respiratory illness. This pushed the nation’s fatality count to 1,599.

The day before, the country saw massive increase in the number of recoveries and fatalities. But Sunday’s tally was only released Monday morningmarking the first time that the DOH failed to publicise a daily update since the outbreak began.

The DOH said the number of new recoveries and deaths is expected to increase in the coming days due to “data reconciliation efforts” with local government units.

To date, the number of active cases in the Philippines stood at 35,036.

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 568,000 people out of the 12.86 million registered cases worldwide.


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