Philippines' confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 18,086


Posted at May 31 2020 08:54 PM

MANILA - The Philippines reported 862 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday bringing the country’s total to 18,086.

Of the confirmed cases, 16 were deemed 'fresh' where test results were released on the patient within the last 3 days, while 846 were classified as 'late' where test results were released 4 or more days ago. 

The Department of Health also reported 101 new recoveries, pushing the total number of Filipinos who recovered from the disease to 3,909.

Another 7 died from the illness, bringing COVID-19’s death toll in the Philippines to 957. 

Worldwide, the disease has already infected over 6 million people and caused more than 369 thousand deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.