By the SovereignPH.com Staff

MANILA – In what could be a very strong indication that COVID-19 patients are finally winning it over the unseen enemy, recoveries posted a single-day record high number that eclipsed the count previously recorded Monday.

On Tuesday, 16 June 2020, the Department of Health posted a good number, a new record, of 301 COVID-19 patient survivors, three (3) better than Monday’s 298 record, pushing the overall tally to 6,552.

The total number of cases in PH now stand at 26,781 after the DOH reported 364 new confirmed cases of infection.

Out of the 364 newly recorded cases, 249 were accordingly “fresh” or were validated and released to patients in the last 3 days even as 115 were “late” cases, or those results released to patients four (4) days ago but were only validated recently.

From Monday’s 10, fatalities Tuesday emerged only half that number the DOH said for a total death count of 1,103.

President Duterte

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Cebu City back under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until June 30 as the Queen City registered a marked increase in coronavirus cases. The city had been in general community quarantine (GCQ) until Monday, June 15.

Cebu City had 2,810 COVID-19 cases as of June 14.

The National Capital Region and several provinces are to remain in GCQ until June 30, while the rest of the country has been eased to modified GCQ, in which public transport and most businesses may resume with few restrictions.

Respiratory disease

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.

Worldwide cases

Worldwide, caseload of the coronavirus is fast closing in to the 8k mark. It now stands at 7,823,289     with 431,541 fatalities.

Among the hardest-hit countries are the following:

1.      United States – 2,155,809 cases; 673,700 recoveries; 117,810 deaths

2.      Brazil – 891,556 cases; 453,568 recoveries; 44,118 deaths

3.      Russia – 545,458 cases; 294,306 recoveries; 7,284 deaths

4.      India – 343,091 cases; 180,013 recoveries; 9,900 deaths

5.      United Kingdom – 296,857 cases; no data on recoveries; 41,736 deaths

6.      Spain – 244,109 cases; 150,376 recoveries; 27,136 deaths

7.      Italy – 237,290 cases; 177,010 recoveries; 34,371 deaths

8.      Peru – 232,992 cases; 119,409 recoveries; 6,860 deaths 

9.      Iran – 189,876 cases; 150,590 recoveries; 8,950 deaths

10.    Germany – 188,044 cases; 172,613 recoveries; 8,885 deaths

11.    Turkey – 179,831 cases; 152,364 recoveries; 4,825 deaths

12.    Chile – 179,436 cases; no data on recoveries; 3,362 deaths

13.    France – 157,372 cases; 72,859 recoveries; 29,436 deaths

14.    Mexico – 150,264 cases; 113,006 recoveries; 17,580 deaths

15.    Pakistan – 148,921 cases; 56,390 recoveries; 2,839 deaths

16.    Saudi Arabia – 132,048 cases; 87,890 recoveries; 1,011 deaths

17.    Canada – 99,147 cases; 61,042 recoveries; 8,175 deaths

18.    Bangladesh – 90,619 cases; 18,731 recoveries; 1,209 deaths

(ia/SovereignPH.com)

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