Fri. Aug 6th, 2021

MANILA — The Department of Health on Sunday afternoon recorded what could be the biggest single-day spike in terms of fatalities, 50, bringing the country’s total on COVID-19 deaths to 297.

At the same time, the health department also documented a big number of recoveries of 40 patients who survived the killer virus for a total of 197.

New cases, meantime, amounted to 220 pushing the official tally to 4,648.

Filipinos abroad impacted by the virus rose to 645 with 84 new cases.

Officials say over a million Filipino workers were displaced from their jobs owing to the pandemic.

Worldwide, the Wikipedia has reported that coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to march on.

Confirmed cases now stand at 1,777,515 across the globe including 404,236 recoveries and staggering 108,862 fatalities.

The United States continue as the country with the most number of cases at 533,259; followed by Spain with 163,027; Italy, 152,271; Germany, 125,452; France, 93,790; China, 82,052; United Kingdom, 78,991; Iran, 70,029; Turkey, 52, 167; and Belgium, 28,018.

DOH advisory

If you believe you have come into possible contact with infected patients, you may be directed to the proper office of the Department of Health for advice through the following lines: (632) 8651-7800 local 1149/1150 or (632) 165-364. You may also opt to call the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine at (02) 8807-2631/ 8807-2632/ 8807-2637. The general public has also been encouraged to forward its concerns to the Health Department’s dedicated 24/7 COVID-19 hotlines (02) 894-COVID and 1555 (free for all subscribers).  (ia/   

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