Record 2,434 new coronavirus cases in PH push total above 44,000
The Department of Health also reports 7 more deaths and a record 489 additional recoveries on Sunday, July 5

PHYSICAL DISTANCING. Commuters waiting for buses observe physical distancing as they queue along EDSA in Quezon City on July 3, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – A record 2,434 new cases were added to the number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines on Sunday, July 5.

This brought the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 44,254 as of 4 pm on Sunday, reported the Department of Health (DOH).

New records for one-day tallies were also set for “fresh” and “late” cases.

Of the new cases on Sunday, 1,147 were “fresh,” or those whose test results were released in the last 3 days. Meanwhile, the remaining 1,287 were “late” cases from the DOH’s backlog.