COVID-19 caseload stands at 129,913 with 59,970 active cases and 2,270 deaths

Published August 9, 2020, 5:18 PM

by Analou de Vera

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,109 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number of infections in the Philippines to almost 130,000 on Sunday, August 9. 

The nationwide caseload currently stands at 129,913 with 59,970 active cases, the DOH case bulletin stated. 

Of the new cases, 1,700 were recorded in Metro Manila,  169 in Laguna, 114 in Cebu, 98 in Rizal, and 93 in Cavite.

The agency said these new cases came from reports of 82 out of 99 licensed laboratories in the country.

The Philippines also recorded 61 more COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,270.

Of the 61 deaths, 17 occurred this month, 34 in July, six in June, and four in May, the DOH noted. 

The number of patients who have been cured reached 67,673 as the DOH reported 654 new survivors. 

“There were 81 duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, 78 recovered cases have been removed. Moreover, 20 cases that were previously reported to have recovered have been validated to have died and were included in the count of new deaths,” the DOH noted. 

“These numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation,” it added. 

Based on the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 dashboard, the Philippines is currently in the 22nd spot with the most number of infections globally. 

There have been 19,187,943 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, including 716,075 deaths, according to the WHO as of August 8.