MANILA – Cases of the coronavirus in the Philippines have already breached the 35k mark with the addition of 653 new infections the Department of Health reported Sunday, 28 June 2020.

Out of the 653 new infections, 485 were “fresh cases” in which the National Capital Region emerged anew the top grosser at 245 followed by Region 7 (Central Visayas)’s 120 new cases, repatriates 8, and other regions, 112.

The late cases registered 168 with the NCR also topping the list at 111, Region 7, 11; other regions, 25, repatriates, 21.

Fresh cases are test results released to patients within the last three days while late cases are tests results released four days ago or more.

Recoveries improved to 9,686 after the health agency recorded 258 more survivors of the killer virus.

On the other hand, fatalities climbed to 1,244 after eight (8) more patients succumbed to the disease.

Pinoys with Covid-19 abroad now 8,433

Meanwhile, The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Sunday that one more Filipino abroad got infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the number of persons overseas contracting the disease to 8,433.

In its case bulletin, the DFA said the additional case is from the Middle East.

The DFA also reported two new deaths and no new recoveries.

The total number of recoveries remain at 5,081, and the total number deaths has climbed to 538 even as 2,814 Filipinos abroad are still undergoing treatment.

“As DFA hit the 59K-mark in Covid-19 repatriations yesterday, the Department reassures the public of its full commitment to assisting and bringing home our nationals amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic,” the DFA said.

It also advised overseas Filipinos who need repatriation assistance to contact the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate in their area. (ia/SPH/With reports from PNA)