MANILA, Philippines — The country’s caseload of the coronavirus disease has finally crossed the century mark at 103,185 people after the Department of Health (DOH) registered 5,032 more cases on Sunday, 02 August 2020.
The health agency said that out of the day’s 5,032 new cases, 2,114 were deemed “fresh cases” while 2,918 are “late cases.”
The number of recoveries improved to 65,557 following a report of 301 new survivors from the virulent disease.
On the other hand, 20 more patients allegedly succumbed to respiratory illness, pushing the COVID-19 death toll to 2,059.
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 of the virus already reached 17,849,853 including 10,553,585 recoveries and 685,071 deaths.
The United States remains as most impacted nation with 4,696,297 cases followed by Brazil, 2,708,876; India, 1,750,723; Russia, 850,870;
South Africa, 503,290; Mexico, 434,193; Peru, 422,183; and Chile, 357,658.
Iran also has a huge caseload of 306,752 followed by Colombia, 306,181; United Kingdom, 303,952; Spain, 288,522; Pakistan, 278,305; Saudi Arabia, 277,514; Italy, 247,832; Bangladesh, 239,860; Turkey, 231,869; Germany, 211,077; Argentina, 196,530; France, 187,919; Iraq, 126,704; Canada, 116,599; Qatar, 110,911; and Indonesia, 109,936. (ia/SPH)