MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) reported 714 new corona virus cases on Saturday, June 6, bringing the total cases of the new pathogen to 21,340 infected individuals in the country.
The agency also reported that the number of COVID-19-fatalities inched further to 994 after seven (7) new deaths were reported Saturday.
Of the 714 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 350 were considered as “fresh cases” while 364 are from “late cases.”
The separate method of reported the daily cases is under DOH’s new platform called COVID-KAYA.
Fresh cases are those test results from the past three days while late cases as those that came out four days or older but were only validated recently.
Of the day’s fresh cases, 104 are from Metro Manila, and 171 are from Region 7. For the late cases, 140 are from Metro Manila and 224 are scattered elsewhere.
On Saturday, the DOH likewise reported 111 new recoveries, raising the total to 4,441.
Meantime, the Department of Education (DepEd) which is anticipating a shift to a distance learning approach, reported that at least five (5) million students have enrolled so far from June 1 to 5, a far cry from last year’s 27.7 million students.
And with it, President Rodrigo Duterte himself wondered aloud whether the Philippine education system is actually ready for distance learning or not.
Under the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, President Duterte’s emergency powers expired when the Senate adjourned sine sine die on Thursday, June 4.
However, the Congress is poised to pass another similar law that would extend Duterte’s emergency power amid the crisis.
Worldwide, cases of the killer virus are now pegged at 6,416,828 with 382,867 deaths.
Countries hardest hit by COVID-19 are the following:
- United States – 1,936,967 cases; 453,846 recoveries; 110,708 deaths
- Brazil – 646,006; 288,652 recoveries; 35,047 deaths
- Russia – 458,689 cases; 221,388 recoveries; 5,725 deaths
- United Kingdom – 283,311 cases; no data; 40,261 deaths
- Spain – 240,978 cases; 150,376 recoveries; 27,134 deaths
- India – 236,657 cases; 114,073 recoveries; 6,642 deaths
- Italy – 234,531 cases; 163,781 recoveries; 33,774 deaths
- Peru – 187,400 cases; 79,214 recoveries; 5,162 deaths
- Germany – 185,413 cases; 168,395 recoveries; 8,763 deaths
- Turkey – 168,340 cases; 133,400 recoveries; 4,648 deaths
- Iran – 167,156 cases; 129,741 recoveries; 8,134 deaths
- France – 153,055 cases; 70,504 recoveries; 29,111 deaths
- Chile – 122,499 cases. (ia/SovereignPH.com)