PH tally soars over 50,000

The Philippines' coronavirus case tally crashed the 50,000 barrier on Wednesday as the Department of Health reported 2,539 new confirmed cases, including 1,922 “fresh” ones.

The total now stands at 50,359 – from just under 48,000 on Tuesday – as the DOH also reported 202 new recoveries and five new deaths. Total deaths stood at 1,314, while recoveries numbered 12,588.

This means the country recorded more than 10,000 new cases in the past eight days since July 1, or a fifth of the total number of infections.

Topics: COVID-19 , Coronavirus , Philippines , DOH
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