Breaking: Philippines exceeds 46,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Breaking: Philippines exceeds 46,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

- The Department of Health reported new cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the Philippines

- As of July 6, there are now more than 46,000 COVID-19 cases in the country with 32, 845 active cases

- There are also 2,099 new cases reported with 1,258 fresh cases and 841 late cases

- Meanwhile, the MRT-3 announced that it will stop its operations after almost 200 of its employees tested positive for COVID-19

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The Department of Health (DOH) gave an update regarding the new number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines as of July 6, 2020.

KAMI learned that on Monday, 2,099 new cases were reported.

In a Facebook post, it was mentioned that 1,258 of the new cases are fresh cases. Meanwhile, there are 841 late cases, or those test results were released to the patient 4 days ago or more.

“Today's fresh cases are based on the daily accomplishment reports submitted by only 56 out of 73 current operational labs,” it said in the post.

The total number of cases is now at 46,333. The active cases are 32, 845.

There are also 243 new patients that are able to recover. The total of recoveries is now at 12, 185.

However, 6 patients succumbed to the COVID-19, making a total of 1,303 fatalities.

It was also reported that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the MRT-3 will be suspending its operations after a total of 186 employees, including ticket sellers, train drivers, and a nurse tested positive for COVID-19.

The shutdown will begin on July 7 until July 11 to allow the MRT-3 to undergo its over 3,200 workers to RT-PRC testing.

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About 239 scientists claimed that the coronavirus disease is airborne indoors like markets, groceries, offices, and more. The experts urged the public to wear masks even indoors and maintain social distancing.

The Palace also said on Monday that the Metro Manila could go back to “stricter” community quarantine if hospitals will be overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases.

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