The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines breached the 100,000 mark on Sunday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,032 more infections, the fourth all-time high in a row, bringing the total to 103,185.
This marks the first time during which more than 5,000 new cases were reported and brings the Philippines closer to having the highest number of infections across Southeast Asia, a title currently held by Indonesia with 109,936 cases.
The DOH Bulletin on Sunday reported that, of the total confirmed cases, fresh cases were 2,114 (NCR-916; R7-279; Repatriate-18; Others-901); while late cases were 2,918 (NCR-1,821; R7-186; Repatriate-19; Others-892).
A total of 65,557 recoveries were reported after 301 patients recovered.
Death toll increased to 2,059 after 20 new fatalities were reported.
Of the 20 deaths, 14 (70%) in July, 3 (15%) in June and 3 (15%) in May . Deaths were from Region 7 (15 or 75%), NCR (4 or 20%), and Region 4A (1 or 5%)
Out of 94 laboratories, 63 (67%) submitted linelist as of 6:00 p.m.; 70 (74%) submitted linelist regardless of cut-off time.
There were 79 duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, eight recovered cases have been removed.
Moreover, one case that was previously reported to have recovered has been validated to have died and already included in the count of new deaths.
With 5,032 additional cases reported today, 3,143 (62%) cases occurred within the recent 14 days (July 20 to August 2).
The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were: NCR: 1,577 (50%); Region 4A: 786 (25%); and Region 7: 299 (10%).
In NCR, the following were the top five contributing cities: Quezon City: 569 (21%); Manila: 379 (14%); Makati City : 339 (12%); Caloocan City: 151 (6%); and Taguig City: 132 (5%).
In CALABARZON, 463 (40%) cases were from Cavite, followed by: Laguna: 326 (28%); Rizal 201 (17%); Batangas: 113 (10%); Quezon: 16 (1%).
Some 36 cases had no provincial detail.
There are also 35,569 active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine./Stacy Ang