COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines Surpass 1-Million Mark

Update on the Total COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines Amid Global Pandemic

COVID-19 CASES IN THE PHILIPPINES – The total COVID-19 cases recorded in PH amid the global pandemic has surpassed the 1-million mark.

Several healthcare systems are currently suffering now due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the nations that are greatly challenged now is the Philippines.

PH recently recorded a surge in the COVID-19 cases following daily records of at least 7,000 new cases for several days now. The said spike in the cases urged the government to implement the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) measure in certain areas again. It is the strictest quarantine measure.

The entire National Capital Region (NCR) and the provinces of Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite were placed under ECQ for several days. Currently, the said areas or tagged as the NCR Plus is under a modified ECQ.

COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines - DOH
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Recently, the total COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has surpassed the 1-million mark. The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 8,929 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total to 1,006,428 cases.

Based on the report, PH is the 26th country in the world to log over 1-million cases of COVID-19. It is the 2nd among Southeast Asian nations.

Out of the 1,006,428 cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines now, a total of 914,952 patients have already recovered from the disease while there are 74,623 active cases. The death toll now is 16,853.

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Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque encouraged the public to look only on the fact that PH has already logged more than one (1) million cases of the disease but the recoveries. He stressed that over 900,000 patients have already recovered from it.

The presidential spokesman does not believe that the mark reached by the cases of coronavirus in the Philippines is a “negative reflection”. He also stressed that the world ranking shows that the government is managing the spread of the new variants of the disease well.

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