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Virus cases exceed 30,000

DOH bares 26,000 cases active; NCR, Visayas tally most number of victims

The Philippines breached the 30,000 mark for COVID-19 infections on Sunday as the Department of Health reported 653 additional cases, raising the overall tally to 30,052.

The DOH said 415 are "fresh cases" (results released to the patient within the past three days) while 238 are "late" cases (results belatedly reported and verified only recently).

Of the fresh cases, 219 are from the National Capital Region (NCR), 89 from Region 7 (Central Visayas) while the remaining 107 are from other regions.

Thirty-two of the late cases are from NCR, 177 are from Central Visayas, and the remaining 29 are from other regions.

The DOH also reported 243 new recoveries and 19 new deaths.

READ: PH death rate declining but new cases up

To date, the total number of recoveries nationwide is 7,893 while the death toll is 1,169.

In its case bulletin, the DOH noted that there are 20,600 active COVID-19 cases where 550 or 2.7 percent are asymptomatic, 19,963 or 96.9 percent have mild symptoms, 69 or 0.3 percent have severe symptoms, and 18 or 0.1 percent are in critical condition.

As of Wednesday, the DOH had a total bed capacity of 13,679 dedicated to patients with Covid-19, about a third of which are occupied.

Of the 3,121 ward beds, 36.65 percent are occupied. Of the 9,218 isolation beds, 34.24 percent are occupied. Some 34 percent of the 1,340 intensive care unit beds are occupied.

READ: Critical care rate at 35%; cases near 30k 

There are 1,998 total ventilators for COVID-19 patients with about 18.87 percent in use.

Also on Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported that 49 of its personnel had contracted COVID-19.

In an interview with DOBOL B Sa News TV, Vice Admiral George Ursabia said 30 of those have already recovered.

The PCG has been providing transport to stranded overseas Filipino workers arriving in the country in batches.  

READ: Cebu virus cases spike further

READ: DOH targets to test 1.65M Pinoys end-July

Topics: COVID-19 infections , Department of Health , fresh cases , Philippine Coast Guard
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