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COVID-19 deaths now over 1,000

COVID-19 deaths break 1000 mark as nearly 22,000 cases reported

MANILA – The Department of Health today reported nine deaths were added to the growing list for a total of 1,003 deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. At the same time 378 fresh cases were reported as of 4:00 P.M. Sunday, 67 of which were from the densely populated Metro Manila with 67 cases while Central Visayas had 1034 and 204 others from different regions while there were three positive cases from the repatriates.

However, there were 177 late cases which means the test results released to the patient four days or more since they were subjected to tests. Central Visayas had 63 while the National Capital Region reported 25 cases while 89 others came from different areas across the country.

With 555 cases reported today, the DOH reported a total of 21,895 COVID-19 positive cases with 4,530 recoveries. Different medical facilities updated Health authorities that 89 patients recovered.

There were nine deaths reported today for a total of 1,003 fatalities since the pandemic begun.

At the Department of Foreign Affairs, they reported 5,392 total confirmed cases with 2,791 undergoing treatment while 2,231 were discharged from hospitals after their recoveries have been reported. There were 370 deaths. Filipinos who contracted COVID-19 come from 49 different countries.

There were 25 deaths in the Middle East since June 1, from four Middle Eastern countries while two African countries reported Filipino fatalities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Melo M. Acuña)

Department of Health Central Office. (File Copy/Melo M. Acuna)

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