MANILA – The Department of Health on Monday, 15 June 2020 reported a new record on recoveries even as confirmed cases crossed over 26k.

For the fourth straight day, survivors logged past 200 but Monday’s proved largest at 298 and the total of cured COVID-19 patients improved to 6,262.

However, the clapping of hands by healthcare workers did not last that long as the DOH registered 10 more deaths and the new cases amounted to 490 that shoved the total number of cases to 26,420.

In all, there are now 1,098 fatalities since the outbreak of virulent virus in March in the country.

Of the 490 registered cases, DOH’s COVID-KAYA platform reported 348 fresh cases from test results released to patients within the last three (3) days and 142 late cases from test results released four (4) days ago and beyond.

The National Capital Region still showed the in both fresh and late cases with 131 and 21, respectively; while Region 7 (Central Visayas) had it 79 and 5, respectively.

Other regions combined for 138 and 116 in fresh and late cases.

President Duterte

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte is set to decide on the fate of the country’s virus restrictions later Monday.

The President’s announcement on what level of quarantine may be assigned for Metro Manila and the rest of the country depends solely on the country’s present state on its fight against the killer disease.

PH already has a downward trend on fatality rate despite spikes in the number of deaths in the past two days. Its fatality rate now stands at 4.24% — lower than the global average of 5.6%.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said PH is aiming to test at least 1.5% of the country’s almost 110 million population for the coronavirus. A total of 467,564 persons have been tested in the country as of June 13.

The Chief Executive is expected to decide whether or not virus epicenter Metro Manila and some urban centers will shift to more relaxed modified general community quarantine Tuesday, 16 June 2020 or not.

Global cases

Worldwide, caseload of the coronavirus is ow pegged at 7,690,708 989 including 427,630 deaths.

Most impacted countries are the following:

  1. United States – 2,135,309 cases
  2. Brazil – 867,882
  3. Russia – 537,210
  4. India – 332,424
  5. United Kingdom – 295,889
  6. Spain – 243,928
  7. Italy – 236,989
  8. Peru – 229,736
  9. Iran – 187,427
  10. Germany – 187,423
  11. Turkey – 178,239
  12. Chile – 174,293
  13. France – 157,220
  14. Mexico – 146,837
  15. Pakistan – 144,478
  16. Saudi Arabia – 127,541
  17. Canada – 98,787 (ia/