PH coronavirus cases breach 40,000 with record 1,531 new patients

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The Department of Health also reports a record 400 recoveries in a single day, as total confirmed cases reach 40,336, and the death toll rises to 1,280

SAFETY MEASURES. Jeepney drivers and operators place dividers and other physical distancing measures on their passenger jeepneys at a terminal in Bacoor, Cavite on Monday, June 29, despite the uncertainty of them returning to operation as presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that only "roadworthy" passenger jeepneys will be allowed. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines breached 40,000 on Friday, July 3, with a record 1,531 new confirmed cases reported in a single day.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total 40,336 COVID-19 cases in the country.

Of the 1,531 new cases, 688 were fresh, or those reported within the last 3 days, while 843 were late cases, or those reported 4 days before or earlier.

The DOH counted 6 new fatalities, bringing total deaths to 1,280.

The agency also reported a record 400 recoveries, the highest in a single day so far, bringing total recoveries to 11,073.

The previous highest number of new confirmed cases recorded in a single day was on June 23, with 1,150 new patients.