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BREAKING: PH logs highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases at 6,352

/ 06:02 PM August 04, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A new record-high single-day increase of 6,352 new COVID-19 cases has been recorded, driving the country’s total coronavirus caseload to 112,593, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday.

According to DOH’s August 4 case bulletin, 1,826 of the cases came from the National Capital Region, followed by Region 4-A with 981, and Region 3 with 253.

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DOH also reported the recovery of 240 people, bringing the sum count of recoveries to 66,049.

As for fatalities, the health agency said 11 more COVID-19 patients died from the disease. Of this, only one was recorded in August while eight died in July and one each in June and in May.

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DOH said most of the deaths reported Tuesday came from Region 7 with five, two each from Region 11 and Region 9, and one each from Region 4-A and Metro Manila.

To date, the nationwide death toll stands at 2,115.

DOH also explained that 89 cases were removed from the country’s total tally of COVID-19 infections after validation found out that these were duplicates. It also said that 12 were removed from the total number of recoveries.

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