outbrain
Close  

COVID-19 count crosses 50,000 mark with highest single-day spike in fresh cases

/ 09:45 PM July 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has breached the 50,000 mark, after it recorded the highest single-day increase in fresh cases at 1,922 infections.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 bulletin, released Wednesday night, said that the total number of cases is at 50,359 — of which 1,314 patients have died while 12,588 have recovered.

Aside from the fresh cases, another 617 late cases were also reported on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases for this day to 2,538 — which is also the highest single-day report of combined fresh and late cases.

FEATURED STORIES

Of the cases reported Wednesday, 1,066 or 42 percent came from the National Capital Region, while 443 or 17 percent came from Region 7, where Cebu City is located.

Meanwhile, 53 cases were removed from the total case count due to duplication.

DOH also noted an increase in cases within closed settings like the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), which has already registered 202 cases among its health workers.

New incidents of clustering of COVID-19 cases were reported in six new barangays inside Metro Manila, and one barangay each in Cebu City, Mandaue City, Palawan, and Albay.

As of Wednesday, there are 488 areas with reported clustering of COVID-19 cases — 379 of which are communities while 46 are health facilities, 24 jail centers, and 39 other areas. [ac]

ADVERTISEMENT

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, COVID-19, COVID-19 bulletin, COVID-19 cases, Department of Health, DoH, GCQ, general community quarantine, lockdown, nCoV update, Philippine news updates
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.