By the SovereignPH.com Staff
MANILA – Under case bulletin number 056, the Department of Health reported another big number of recoveries of 108 and 147 new coronavirus cases as of 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020.
Of the 147 new cases, the National Capital Regional accounted for 123 or 84 percent of the total cases for the day wherein Region 7 reported zero case while other areas registered 24 or for 16%.
In all, the total number of cases in the country is now at 10,610.
With the fourth above-a-hundred count of survivors within the week of 108, the total number of recoveries rose to 1,842.
Deaths from COVID-19 rose to 704 after the DOH monitored eight (8) more deaths Saturday.
Worldwide, cases of the virus already reached 3,935,828 including 1,319,306 recoveries and 274,655 deaths.
Hardest-hit countries (Top 5) are the following:
- United States – 1,317,376 cases; 182,902 recoveries; 78,200 deaths
- Spain – 222,857; 131,148; 26,299
- Italy – 217,185; 99,023; 30,201
- United Kingdom – 211,364; (no record); 31,241
- Russia – 187,859; 26,608; 1,723
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus that, according to unconfirmed reports, originated in China’s city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019.
The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named the novel coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2.
The virus causes mild symptoms such as fever and cough for most people but can cause serious illness such as pneumonia for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems.
Coronavirus is one in a family of viruses whose surfaces have a crown-like appearance or corona.
Hence, the viruses are named for the spikes on their surfaces.