The Department of Health (DOH) reported an increase of 1,494 cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines brining the total to 41,830.
Of the number, 403 are “fresh” cases and 1,091 are “late” cases, DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #112 said, as of 4 pm Saturday.
The DOH likewise reported an additional 10 fatalities bringing the death toll to 1,290.
On the other hand, the DOH said 380 other persons recovered from tHe disease bringing the total reocoveries to 11,453.
“Today’s fresh cases are based on the daily accomplishment reports submitted by only 60 out of 73 current operational labs,” said the DOH.
“Of the 10 reported deaths, 8 (80%) occurred in June. The total cases reported may be subject to change as these numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation,” said the DOH.
Meanwhile, the DOH) on Saturday said that the record-high COVID-19 cases reported on Friday was due to the change in the time for the extraction of data.
Last July 3, the total number of COVID-19 surpassed the 40,000 after 1,531 more cases were recorded, bringing the total to 40,336.
“Yung numero natin kahapon na 1,531 na sabi nga pinakamataas so far, kailangan natin balikan… nagbago kami ng oras para mag-extract ng data,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during the Laging Handa public briefing.
“Umikli yung oras ng pag-extract ng data… from 5 p.m. ginawa namin alas dose ng tanghali,” Vergeire said.
“Mayroon ho kaming binuo, bagong means of reporting kung saan hindi na ho natin ipapakita ang late at fresh cases. Ang ipapakita na lang ho natin (ay) ’yung additional na mga kaso na pumapasok (We are building a system, a new means of reporting where we won’t show late and fresh cases. What we will show are the additional cases coming in.),” said Vergeire.
“Para rin ho makita na rin ho ng ating mga kababayan kung ano talaga ’yung mga pumapasok na bago…sa bawat araw (So that people will see cases coming in every day.),” she said.
Because of the shorter time of data extraction prior to reporting of cases, Vergeire said cases that were unaccounted the previous day were added to the number of cases reported on Friday.
On Thursday, July 2, the Phlippines logged 294 new cases.
Vergeire also said that the DOH, beginning next week, will do away with breaking down cases into “fresh” and “late” cases.
The DOH official said the agency will present cases in a graph, indicating the trend for the past three days./Stacy Ang