The Philippines has overtaken China in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the data from the Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO).
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Philippines COVID-19 cases hit 90,000, surpassing China
The Philippines has overtaken China in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, data from the Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO) showed yesterday.
Based on the DOH’s Case Bulletin for COVID-19, there were 93,354 cases documented as of July 31, while a situationer report of the WHO showed that China had 87,245 cases as of July 30.
The DOH also posted yesterday a one-day record high of new cases at 4,063, bringing the total to 93,354. According to the DOH, total deaths rose to 2,023 due to 40 new fatalities recorded, while recoveries increased to 65,178 as 165 additional patients survived the virus.
In the WHO report, China and the Philippines topped 13 other countries in Western Pacific region in terms of having the most number of COVID-19 which was first detected in Wuhan City in China’s Hubei province late last year.
WHO data, however, shows that only the Philippines is having “community transmission” of the virus. The others are having either clustering or sporadic cases of COVID-19.
In third place is Singapore with 51,531 cases, followed by Japan with 33,049; Australia with 15,582, South Korea with 14,269 and Malaysia with 8,956 cases. In 8th place is New Zealand with 1,210 cases, Vietnam with 459, Mongolia with 291, Cambodia with 226, Brunei Darussalam with 141, Papua New Guinea with 63, Fiji with 27 and Lao People’s Democratic Republic with 20 cases.
Senators slammed yesterday officials of the DOH for providing inaccurate and misleading data on the coronavirus cases in the country as the lawmakers raised concerns that it could have life-threatening repercussions on Filipinos.
The lawmakers made the pronouncements as the DOH released figures on COVID-19 cases on Thursday that showed a huge jump in the number of recoveries – 38,075 – in one day, which the department attributed to enhanced data reconciliation efforts with local government units through Oplan Recovery.