Philippines reports 751 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 19,748

FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing protective masks stand by to hitch a ride as some industries resume operations with limited public transportation available, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The Philippines reported 751 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) —221 “fresh” or newly validated and 530 reported late—bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 19,748.

Among the fresh cases, 68 are from Metro Manila, 102 are from Region VII, while the remaining 51 are spread out across the country. Meanwhile, for the late cases, 174 came from Metro Manila, 240 were from Region VII, 11 were repatriated, and the 105 other patients came from various areas nationwide.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the total recoveries rose to 4,153 after 90 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness, while the death toll climbed to 974 with eight new fatalities.

There are also 13,969 active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine, 13,095 of which are mild, 795 are asymptomatic, while 60 are severe and 19 are in critical condition.


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