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PH logs 2,099 new COVID-19 infections, total now over 46,000

FILE PHOTO: A nurse gets a swab from a health worker in a booth set up in a hospital parking lot as the Philippines ramps up testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines has climbed to 46,333 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday 2,099 more infections—1,258 “fresh” or newly validated and 841 reported late.

The health ministry said the total number of recoveries rose to 12,185 after 243 more patients recuperated from the respiratory disease, while the death toll climbed to 1,303 with six new fatalities.

 

As of July 4, the Philippines has 55 certified polymerase chain reaction facilities and 20 GeneXpert laboratories that have tested a total of 738,502 individuals.

Meanwhile, 1,306 or 40.74 percent of intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients are currently occupied while 1,971 or 19.89 percent of mechanical ventilators are in use.

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