DOH logs 10,098 new COVID-19 cases in 1st week of MECQ; record recoveries reach 72K+

DOH logs 10,098 new COVID-19 cases in 1st week of MECQ; record recoveries reach 72K+

MANILA — The Department of Health on Sunday logged 10,098 fresh COVID-19 cases, exactly a week after Metro Manila shifted to a more lenient modified enhanced community quarantine classification.

The day’s tally shored up PH’s overall count to 936,133 even as active cases went down drastically after the health agency posted a record number of recoveries of more than 72K.

The country’s active cases are now pegged at 141,089 or 15.1% of the total following a record number of recoveries at 72,607 was reported.

Overall, survivors of the coronavirus are now listed at 779,084.

On the flipside of it, however, the death toll in the country increased to 15,960 after 150 new fatalities were posted.

From April 12 to 17, the DOH registered 71,425 additional COVID-19 cases, an indication of OCTA Research’s projection of a million total infections by end-April could be right on target.

Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredo likened the Duterte administration’s pandemic response to a “broken record,” adding officials’ statements seem far from the situation on the ground.

It was also reported that St. Luke’s Medical Center again reached full capacity for COVID-19 patients in its Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City hospitals. (AI/MTVN)

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