By the SovereignPH.com Staff
MANILA — Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country has exceeded the 36k mark after the Department of Health logged 985 new infections on Monday, 29 June 2020.
With the confirmed cases of around a thousand, the DOH said PH now have 36,438 cases to be exact.
Under its new counting platform COVID-KAYA, the DOH said 643 were considered as “fresh cases” or results of tests released to patients within the last three days.
On the other hand, 342 were those from “late cases” of people who tested positive from the virus of at least four days and beyond.
The list on survivors, meantime, improved to 9,956 as the DOH monitored 270 additional COVID-19 recoveries.
But 11 more people succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the nation’s death toll to 1,255.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said the Philippines has the fastest increase in coronavirus infections in the Western Pacific.
A data from the United Nations health agency showed the country registered 8,143 new cases between June 16 and June 27, highest among 22 countries in the region.
On the same list, Singapore emerged far second with 2,351 new cases, followed by China—where the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 had originated—with 302 cases in the same stretch.
President Duterte is expected to announce Tuesday his decision on quarantine restrictions nationwide Malacanang said.
The National Capital Region has transitioned into general community quarantine on June 1, while Cebu City was reverted to enhanced community quarantine on June 15 after it experienced rising cases of the virus.
The DOH said 635,395 individuals have already been tested for coronavirus in the country.
Worldwide, COVID-19 has already infected 10,145,947 million people and has killed at least 501,898.
Here’s a quick look at leading countries on Covid-19 infections:
- United States – 2,593,169
- Brazil – 1,345,254
- Russia – 641,156
- India – 548,318
- United Kingdom – 311,151
- Peru – 279,419
- Chile – 271,982
- Spain – 248,770
- Italy – 240,310
- Iran – 222,669
- Mexico – 216,852
- Pakistan – 206,510
- Turkey – 197,239
- Germany – 194,900
- Saudi Arabia – 182,551
- France – 162,936
- South Africa – 138,134
- Bangladesh – 137,787
- Canada – 103,250
- Qatar – 94,413 (ia/SPH)