Active COVID-19 cases top 34,000 as 3,553 more people contract virus in PH | Inquirer News

Active COVID-19 cases top 34,000 as 3,553 more people contract virus in PH

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 08:27 PM August 01, 2022
Active COVID-19 cases across the Philippines reach 34,268 as 3,553 more people in the country contracted the deadly virus

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MANILA, Philippines — Active COVID-19 cases across the country reached 34,268 as 3,553 more people contracted the deadly virus.

Based on the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker found on its website, the 3,553 new infections recorded Monday increased the number of active cases nationwide and raised confirmed infections in the Philippines to 3,780,178 since 2020.

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The coronavirus tracker likewise showed that the sum of patients who survived COVID-19 stands at 3,685,173 while the death toll is now at 60,747.

However, the 3,553 new cases posted on Monday were lower than the infections recorded the day before (July 31), which was at 4,159 – although it is still higher than the 3,443 average daily cases logged from July 25-31.

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As for the regions with the most reported daily increases in COVID-19 cases, Metro Manila continued to top the list in the last two weeks as it registered 14,490 new cases. It is trailed by Calabarzon, which recorded 9,529 cases and Central Luzon which posted 4,481 new cases during the same period.

Cavite likewise remained at the top of the list for areas with the most reported cases in the last two weeks as it logged 3,245 new cases, followed by Quezon City with 3,075 and Laguna with 2,576.

The DOH’s COVID-19 tracker further showed that 14,477 individuals were tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday, July 31, Results of these tests will be reflected on the government’s coronavirus data on Tuesday. A low number of tested individuals for the virus could mean a low number of cases found positive for the disease.

SARS-CoV-2 is the latest coronavirus strain that causes serious respiratory illness COVID-19. Since 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 has mutated into different variants, including Delta and Omicron, which also transmuted into various subvariants.

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