PH COVID-19 cases hit 20,000 mark

Aileen Cerrudo

The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines has reached over 20,000, according to the latest report of the Department of Health (DOH).

Based on DOH COVID-19 bulletin as of June 4, 4:00 p.m., COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 20,382. The total cases recorded on that day totaled to 634, with fresh cases at 313 and late cases at 321.

The number of recoveries is at 4,248 with 95 recoveries reported on June 4. There are also 10 reported deaths, increasing the total number to 984.

According to the Department of Health (DOH) most of the active COVID-19 cases in the country are only experiencing mild symptoms.

DOH Spokesperson Usec. Maria Rosario Vergire assured that the country’s health system can still manage the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Mas pinaghuhusay natin ang pag-aalaga sa ating mga pasyente, (We are boosting our capabilities to care of our patients),” she said.

The country currently has 52 licensed testing laboratories and over 300,000 individuals that underwent COVID-19 testing. AAC (with reports from Aiko Miguel)

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