COVID-19 cases top 78k as DOH records 2,019 new infections

COVID-19 cases top 78k as DOH records 2,019 new infections

MANILA — The Department of Health on Saturday registered 2,019 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

That number brought the country’s total caseload to 78,412 with active cases pegged at 50,763 total active cases, the net from the number of recoveries and deaths.

Considered as the Covid-19 epicenter, the National Capital Region reported the most cases at 1,115 followed by Cebu at 479 and Cavite at 90.

Rizal and Davao Del Sur had 52 and 41 new cases, respectively.

The DOH said there were 20 more patients who succumbed to the virus and the count rose to 1,897.

On the other hand, recoveries went up at 25,752 after 1,278 additional survivors emerged.

Worldwide, there are now 15.29 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 628,000 deaths the World Health Organization said on its latest situation report.

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