COVID-19 cases in PH break 13,000 mark, as DOH records 279 new cases


The number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country has surpassed the 13,000-mark, with more than 800 people and nearly 2,000 recoveries, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday, May 20.



In a bulletin released at 4 PM today, DOH reported 5 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 842. Meanwhile, the department also recorded 89 additional recoveries, increasing the total tally to 2,932.

Among the 279 additional cases, the National Capital Region (NCR) reported the most cases with 150 cases or 54 percent. Other Regions (other parts of the country) reported 115 new cases or 41 percent, while 14 additional cases or 5 percent were from the region of Central Visayas.


Check out the infographics below for additional updates from DOH:


During the resumption of the Senate hearing on the government’s COVID-10 response today, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III revealed that the country was already in its second wave of COVID-19 infections.

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