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Coronavirus cases rises in the Philippines : Reaches rank 20 in the world

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Global tally of coronavirus cases shows Philippines in the 20th spot. The southeast Asian country entered the rank in October 1, 2020 after Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,415 new cases. The country’s total cases reached 314,079 almost surpassing Italy’s tally of 314, 861.

In the Southeast Asia alone, Philippines has the most COVID cases. It is possible that the country may outnumber Italy in days. Pakistan stands on the 21th spot with 312, 806 total cases. The updated list of cases can be seen in the Worldmeters site and Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

Overall, United States stands as the country with most COVID cases with 7.4 million reported cases. India stands in the second spot with 6.3 million, followed by Brazil reporsting 4.8 million cases and Russia in 4th place with 1.2 million coronavirus-hit patients.

The number of fatalities in the country also looks grim with 59 new reported fatalities nationwide. The total death toll now is at 5,562.

Specific areas in the country like Metro Manila still have number of cases rising – with the city having 930 reported cases. Cavite runs second having 238 cases, Rizal reported 128 cases, Laguna with 123 cases and Negros Occidental having 103 cases in their region.


Nevertheless, the government stressed that only 17% of the overall 314,000 cases are declared as active cases which is equivalent to 54,294. Duterte administration also made plans for trends amid the pandemic.

On the bright side, the medical field in the country is doing a great job with the tally of recovered patients amounting to 254,223 – even with 771 just recently added on Thursday.

National Action Plan vs COVID-19 chief implementer, Carlito Galvez, announce that the cases in NCR have reduced with the R0 (R naught) and positive [rate] also went down.

Octa Group shared that the number of people one positive case can contaminate has reduced to 1. Despite the numbers or recovery, Octa Group warns the public that everyone should still be vigilant and practice safety precautions like wearing face masks and face shields, physical distancing, and avoiding gatherings.

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