THE Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, June 16, reported more recoveries than fresh coronavirus infections.
In its case bulletin as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the DOH reported that 301 patients were confirmed to have recovered in the last 24 hours compared to the 249 fresh cases.
Fresh cases refer to those whose test results were reported in the last three days. Together with the 115 late cases, which refer to those that were reported at least four days ago, there were a total of 364 additional cases Tuesday.
The total case count in the country increased to 26,781, including 6,552 recoveries.
DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said three cases were recovered from the total case count after these were verified to be negative.
“Of the 3, one was tagged as recovered,” she added.
The DOH also reported five additional deaths, raising the death toll from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to 1,103.
Of the 249 fresh cases, 128 were from the National Capital Region, 56 from Central Visayas and 65 from other regions.
Among the late cases, 24 were from NCR, 3 from Central Visayas and 88 from other regions. (MVI/SunStar Philippines)