PH reports record 1,150 single-day rise in COVID-19 cases; total now 31,825

JC Gotinga
PH reports record 1,150 single-day rise in COVID-19 cases; total now 31,825

Rappler.com

The Department of Health reports 9 new fatalities, bringing the country's death toll from the coronavirus to 1,186, while 299 newrecoveries bring total recoveries to 8,442

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Tuesday, June 23, reported the highest single-day increase of 1,150 new confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic hit local shores in late January.

Total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines reached 31,825 as of 4 pm on Tuesday as the Department of Health (DOH) reported a record 789 “fresh” cases, or positive results released to patients within the last 3 days. It reported 361 “late cases,” or positive results released 4 days prior or earlier.

Total new cases on Tuesday were 1,150 – higher than the previous record of 1,046 new cases on May 29.

The DOH reported 9 new fatalities, bringing the county’s total death toll from the virus to 1,186. 

The agency also reported 299 recoveries, bringing total recoveries to 8,442.

Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, 317 were from the National Capital Region, 320 were from Region 7 including Cebu City, and 513 from the rest of the country.