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Philippines hits new daily record high virus cases

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THE Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, July 31, 2020, reported 4,063 new cases of coronavirus infection, hitting a new record high in a single day and bringing the total case count to 93,354.

For the second straight day, DOH reported around 4,000 new cases. There were 3,954 new cases on Thursday.

The death toll jumped past 2,000 as DOH reported 40 additional deaths.

Recoveries went up to 65,178, including the additional 165 recorded Friday.

More than half of the new cases, or 2,267, were from the National Capital Region (NCR).

Other areas with a high number of cases were Cebu with 654, Laguna with 200, Rizal with 123 and Cavite with 117.

Of the 40 additional mortalities, 27 occurred in July, two in May, seven in April and two in March.

The breakdown in terms of areas is NCR with 13; Central Visayas with 12; Central Luzon with seven; Calabarzon, Western Visayas and Davao with two each; and Mimaropa and Zamboanga Peninsula with one each.

Globally, as of July 30, more than 16.8 million people have been infected with Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Of the total, 662,095 had died, according to the World Health Organization. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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