Covid-19 death toll climbs by 42 in a day

AFTER reporting zero death on July 9, the Department of Health (DOH) listed 42 mortalities on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Of the 42 deaths, 36 were from Cebu while 27 occurred in July (10 on July 3, nine on July 1, seven on July 1 and one on July 4). The rest occurred in June.

Beverly Lorraine Ho, chief of the DOH Health Promotion and Communication Service, said Friday’s death toll was still lower than the peak in March.

The DOH case bulletin also said there were four additional deaths and 131 recoveries that should have been reported on July 9.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the DOH reported 1,233 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, raising the total case count in the Philippines to 52,914.

Of the total, 38,324 are active cases.

The DOH said 286 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total recoveries to 13,230.

Among the 1,233 new cases, 848 are fresh cases while 385 are late cases. The fresh cases came from reports submitted by 70 diagnostic laboratories.

Fresh cases refer to those patients whose test results were released in the last three days while late cases are those that were released at least four days ago but were validated only in the last 24 hours.

The National Capital Region (NCR) still accounted for the bulk of cases.

Of the 848 fresh cases, 405 are from NCR, 30 from Central Visayas and 413 from other regions.

Of the 385 late cases, 139 are from NCR, 28 from Central Visayas and 218 from other regions. (Marites Villamor-Ilano/SunStar Philippines)


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