MANILA – From a high single-day spike of 538, new cases of the coronavirus suddenly went down Wednesday to less than half that number.
The Department of Health reported but 227 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total nationwide to 2,311.
That was a difference of 311 between Wednesday’s (227) and Tuesday’s (538) confirmed cases, considered as PH’s biggest single-day spike since Day 1 in the country’s battle of the virus.
One single patient was reported by the DOH to have recovered, a 59-year-old male patient from Taguig that made the tally on recoveries to 50.
The Makati Medical Center earlier said 29 COVID-19 positive patients were discharged after they were given a clean bill of health by doctors from the virus.
At least 80 former crew members of COVID-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess were also released from confinement at their quarantined quarters in New Clark City, Tarlac after they tested negative twice of the virus.
However, for unknown reasons, the number of recovered patients from MMC and New Clark City were not included in DOH’s head count.
On the other hand, eight additional deaths were recorded that pushed the total on fatalities at 96.
Worldwide, coronavirus cases continued to inch closer to the million mark at 859,032 including 42,322 deaths.
As of this writing, the United States remain on top with confirmed cases at 189,445 followed by Italy (105,792), Spain (95,923), China (81,554) and Germany (71,808). (ia/sovereignph.com)