Philippines confirms 2,241 new COVID-19 cases, total now at 67,456

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 19 2020 04:24 PM | Updated as of Jul 19 2020 11:23 PM

MANILA - (UPDATE)The Philippines reported 2,241 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday bringing the country’s total to 67,456.

Of the confirmed cases, 43,160 were deemed active, of which 90.1 percent were classified as mild, 9.1 percent were asymptomatic, 0.4 percent were severe and 0.4 percent were critical. 

The National Capital Region had the most number of new cases at 1,625. This was the fourth straight day that NCR had more than a thousand new cases.

NCR was followed by Laguna province with 115, Cavite with 76, Rizal with 75 and Cebu with 55. 

The Department of Health also reported 398 new recoveries, pushing the total number of Filipinos who recovered from the disease to 22,465.

Fifty eight more deaths were reported from the illness, bringing COVID-19’s death toll in the Philippines to 1,831.

Of the reported deaths, 25 occurred in July while 33 occurred in June.

Over 14 million people have been infected by novel coronavirus since it was first reported in China in late 2019. The disease has killed more than 600,000 all over the world according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. 

The United States has reported the most number of infections at over 3.7 million. The US also has over 140 thousand deaths, the most in the world. 

The US is followed by Brazil with over 2 million infections and over 78,000 deaths.