PH coronavirus cases now at 34,803; deaths reach 1,236

Lian Buan
There are 12 new deaths on Saturday, June 27

ADJUSTMENTS. Drivers of Common Transport Service Cooperatives on June 21, 2020, demonstrate the boarding process and seating plan after the DOTr allowed modern jeepneys to operate on June 22 as long as they follow health protocols to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) announced that as of Saturday, June 27, there are now 34,803 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Philippines.

There were 738 infections recorded on Saturday.

Of these new cases, 560 were fresh cases, and 178 were late cases.

Fresh cases are results that were released to patients within the last 3 days, while late cases are those released over 4 days.

Most of the new cases, both fresh and late, were still from within the National Capital Region (NCR). Central Visayas or Region VII has the 2nd most number of new cases, also both fresh and late. 

There were 12 new deaths on Saturday, bringing the total toll to 1,236.

There were 249 new recoveries, bringing the total recoveries to 9,430. 

Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte would announce on June 29 adjustments, if any, to the quarantine measures in the country.

The number of infections went beyond a thousand twice this week with a  peak of 1,150 on June 23. It was at 1,006 on Friday, June 26

The DOH though tried to manage fears by saying most cases were mild cases, indicating a high chance of recovery.

House Speaker Alan Cayetano said that in the proposed P4.3-trillion budget for 2021, Congress would set aside a budget for vaccine procurement.

Brazil has began testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University. –

Lian Buan

Lian Buan covers justice and corruption for Rappler. She is interested in decisions, pleadings, audits, contracts, and other documents that establish a trail. If you have leads, email or tweet @lianbuan.