MANILA — The number of coronavirus survivors in the Philippines hit another record high of 116 even as the number of new cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) went down to only 84 new cases.
Thus, the overall count of COVID-19 recoveries moved up to 1,734 following the new record of 116 survivors, four notches better than the previous day’s account of 112.
NCR’s figure of 84 seems to be a good sign with regards to flattening of the curve and plans by the government to ease up the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) into general community quarantine (GCQ) as far as Metro’s economic recovery is concerned.
Added up to Region 7’s 28 new cases and eight (8) additional patients from other areas, the new COVID-19 patient admissions hit 120 new cases for a total number of 10,463 nationwide.
The Department of Health (DOH) also reported 11 new fatalities or for a total of 696 COVID-19 deaths in PH.
The ECQ in Metro Manila is set to end next Friday, May 15 but members of the MM council, which is made up of all local chief executives in the region are reportedly keen at extending for another 15 days the ECQ.
The council is set to meet online on Saturday (09 May 2020) to come up with their final recommendation to the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The IATF is to decide if the ECQ will continue or if some areas can be downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) reports say.
Considered as the most densely populated are in the country, Metro Manila tops in number of cases and has been on lockdown for the longest tie since March 15.
Health authorities said areas that have fewer count of new cases may be ready for a more open GCQ.
Meanwhile, cases worldwide of the virus inched higher some more to 3,845,607 including 1,282,930 recoveries and 269,564 deaths.
Leading countries with the disease (Top 5) are the following:
- United States – 1,289,235 cases; 174,697 recoveries; 76,537
- Spain – 221,447; 128,511; 26,070
- Italy – 215,858; 96,276; 29,958
- United Kingdom – 206,715; (no data); 30,615
- Russia – 187,859; 26,608; 1,723