The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines exceeded the 35,000-mark on Sunday, June 28, after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 653 new cases.
Out of the 653 new cases, 485 were classified as “fresh cases” or those test results released within the last three days and were validated, while 168 were classified as “late cases” or the test results released to patients after more than four days but only validated recently. The new cases brought the nationwide tally to 35,455
The DOH also reported 258 more patients who recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 9,686. Meanwhile, the death toll increased to 1,244 after 8 more patients died due to COVID-19.
In the latest situation update, the DOH reported a total of 24,137 active cases, with 23,090 or 95.7 percent of the patients exhibiting mild symptoms and 898 or 3.7 percent asymptomatic patients. DOH also reported 125 severe and 24 critical cases.
For health workers affected by COVID-19, the health department reported a total of 3,360, with 812 active cases, 2,515 recoveries, and 33 deaths. Most of the affected staff are nurses, followed by physicians, nursing assistants, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, midwives, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, as well as non-medical staff.
Cebu city cases surpass 4,000-mark
The National Capital Region (NCR) has the highest number of confirmed cases in the country, with a total of 17,450, followed by Region VII or the Central Visayas with 6,989 total number of cases.
Top 10 confirmed provinces/cities by confirmed cases:
- Cebu City – 4,490
- Quezon City – 3,151
- City of Manila – 2,270
- Cebu Province – 1,005
- City of Makati – 953
- Caloocan City – 911
- City of Parañaque – 815
- Rizal – 744
- City of Pasig – 736
- City of Mandaluyong – 735
For this week, the top regions who announced fresh cases are the following:
- NCR – 1,576
- Region VII – 1,194
- Region IV-A – 265
- Region III – 70
- Region VI – 70
- Region XVIII – 43
As of Saturday, June 27, there are now a total of 50 licensed RT-PCR laboratories and 19 licensed Genexpert laboratories in the country. The health department continues to inspect and expand more medical facilities for COVID-19 nationwide, processing a total of 166 laboratory applications while 147 laboratories are at stage 3 and up.
According to the data by Johns Hopkins University, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now around 10.12 million worldwide. The total number of deaths surpassed the 500,000-mark, while recovered patients are now at 5.12 million.
The United States remains leading the most infected, with around 2.55 million, followed by Brazil with 1.34 cases and Russia with 634,000 cases.
In Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, with more than 54,000 cases. Singapore follows behind with more than 43,000 cases, then the Philippines. Malaysia and Thailand have more than 8,634 and 3,162 cases, respectively.
In case you experience any of the following severe symptoms, immediately contact your corresponding Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT). They will refer you to the appropriate facility close to your residence. Click here for BHERTS CDO contact information.
—(Source: Department of Health)