Wed. Aug 4th, 2021

By the Staff

MANILA — The Department of Health on Tuesday, 09 June 2020, reported 518 additional infections of the corona virus 2019.

And with it, the number of individuals impacted by the killer disease in the Philippines roared up dangerously close to breaking the 23k mark at 22,992.

Out of the 518 new cases, 280 were “fresh” patients who tested positive within the last three days and 238 on “late” cases from four days and beyond.

Central Visayas accounted for 29% of these cases and 21% of the fresh cases were from Metro Manila.

The capital region recorded the highest number of these cases at 89.

Recoveries were recorded at 99 survivors, raising the number of COVID-19 survivors to 4,736.

The fatality count climbed to 1,071 after six more deaths were recorded.

As of Monday, there were 16,826 active cases—95.9% of which are asymptomatic.

The DOH said some 406,255 individuals in the country have been tested for coronavirus as of June 7.

In Southeast Asia, the Philippines ranked third in the list of nations with the highest number of COVID-19 infections—behind Singapore with 38,514 cases and Indonesia with 32,033 cases.

Worldwide cases past 7M mark

The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 7 million early Monday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data showed that the global tally of fatalities had reached 402,730, while the number of recoveries topped 3.14 million.

The US remains the worst-hit country with over 1.94 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 110,500.

Brazil, which has the largest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, has the second-highest number of cases worldwide with more than 691,700, followed by Russia with around 467,000 and the UK with over 287,600 cases.

Several European countries are also among the hardest hit in the world.

China, the ground zero of the virus, has registered 84,191 cases so far, including 79,434 recoveries. The country’s death toll stands at 4,638. Barely changing figures continue to raise questions in and outside China.

Overall, the virus has spread to 188 countries and regions since it first emerged in Wuhan, China last December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most people who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

Here’s a quick look on the leading countries with COVID-19 cases include:     

United States – 1,999,671 cases; 530,531 recoveries; 112,579 deaths

Brazil – 710,887; 325,602; 37,312

Russia – 476,658; 230,688; 5,971

United Kingdom – 287,399; no data; 40,597

India – 266,598; 129,215; 7,466

Spain – 241,717; 150,376; 27,136

Italy – 235,278; 166,584; 33,964

Peru – 199,696; 89,556; 5,571

Germany – 186,233; 169,549; 8,792

Iran – 173,832; 136,360; 8,351

Turkey – 171,121; 141,380; 4,711

France – 154,188; 71,062; 29,209

Chile – 138,846; no data; 2,264

Mexico – 120,102; 88,217; 14,053

Pakistan – 108,317; 35,018; 2,172

Saudi Arabia – 105,283; 74,524; 746 (ia/      

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