MANILA – The Department of Health has on Sunday (05 July 2020) registered a record 2,434 additional patients of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
It was the highest single-day rise in cases thus far since the outbreak of the virus in the country occurred in March.
And with it, the record number of the confirmed cases pushed the country’s overall tally to a high of 44,254.
A big number of 489 recoveries was also set as new record on survivors which now stand at 11,942.
The Department of Health also reported seven (7) more fatalities of the new pathogen, pushing the number of individuals who succumbed to the disease to 1,297.
Under the health department’s Covid-Kaya counting system, 1,147 out of the 2,434 new patients, 1,147 are fresh cases while 1,287 are considered as late cases.
Late cases are those test results released by the DOH to patients four days late or more while fresh cases are test results released to patients within the past three days.
Active cases of the coronavirus in the country is only 31,015 individuals the DOH said.
This is obtained by subtracting the number of deaths and that of recoveries.
In Saturday’s update, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced that the department’s case bulletin reporting protocol may no longer include “fresh” and “late” categories starting this coming week.
Globally, cases of the virus already impacted over 11 million individuals including 530,000 deaths.
Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad climbs to 8,679
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Sunday that 50 more Filipinos abroad got infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total number to 8,679.
In its case bulletin, the DFA said the additional cases are from Europe and the Middle East.
The DFA also reported one new recovered case which brings the total number of recoveries to 5,201.
Also, 14 new deaths were recorded from Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East, bringing the total number to 577.
The DFA added that a total of 2,901 Filipinos abroad are still undergoing treatment for the viral infection.
“Only four countries across three main geographic regions reported today and no new reports were received by the DFA from the Americas,” the DFA said. (PNA)