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According To UP Experts, Coronavirus Cases In PH May Rise To 100,000

COVID-19 PREDICTION – Experts from the University of the Philippines predicted that the number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines may reach up to 100,000.

Previously, experts from the UP were spot on with their predictions. First, they predicted around 24,000 cases on June 15. Next, they estimated the Philippines would have 40,000 cases by the end of June.

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Coronavirus May Go Up To 100,000 Says UP Expert
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However, the number of cases only reached 36,438. But, after three days, the DOH released its latest COVID-19 update of 40,000 both late and fresh cases.

So, if you would add the late cases together since the start of July, that would mean that the number of cases would’ve reached over 40,000 by the end of June.

Now, the Philippines has been reporting over 2,000 fresh and late cases combined. This resulted in the country confirming over 46,333 COVID-19 cases. With this in mind, mathematics professor Dr. Guido David, a member of the UP OCTA Research group said:

Sa nakita ko, iyong trend niya mas mataas pa, hihigit pa sa 100,000 kung hindi natin baguhin iyong ating sistema, ating pag-handle ng pandemya

(Based on what I saw, its trend is going to get higher than 100,000 if we don’t change our system of handling the pandemic).

According to a report from ABS-CBN, Guido suggested that authorities should make the effort of strengthening border control. Additionally, he suggested ramping up of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing should be given more priority.

Along with this, he also emphasized that patients who tested positive for the new coronavirus should be placed in quarantine facilities rather than be sent home for isolation.

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