Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

By the Staff

MANILA – The Department of Health submitted Sunday, 26 April 2020, a large single-day number of recoveries of 70 individuals from the coronavirus disease.

The second biggest single-day report of recoveries shoved the number past the 800 mark at 862, which was regarded as a very good indication as fatalities only had seven (7) for the day or a 501-overall total.

The first biggest single-day number on recoveries was recorded last March 23 at 82.

New COVID-19 cases meantime, saw an increase of 3.9 percent from 7,294 to 7,579 after the DOH documented 285 more COVID-19 patient admissions.

On Saturday, there were only 102 local cases, bringing the tally from 7,192 to 7,294 or a 1.4% increase.

The extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon is now entering its sixth week.

Acting on the recommendation of health experts and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, President Duterte has announced the extension of the ECQ for another two weeks or from May 1 to 15, 2020.

The United Nations has warned that millions could die in the global pandemic if collective action was not taken, while the World Health Organization earlier this week said that COVID-19’s onslaught was far from over.

Worldwide, there are now 2,920,914 cases of the new pathogen including 203,269 deaths.

The DOH also made an announcement that for those who may have come into possible contact with infected patients, concerned parties may contact the following lines: (632) 8651-7800 local 1149/1150 or (632) 165-364.

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine can also be contacted 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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