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In ASEAN, Philippines Overtakes Singapore

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For two consecutive days, the country recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the ASEAN region, ultimately overtaking Singapore in terms of number of cases to become the second worst-hit among its ASEAN neighbors, next to Indonesia.

As of yesterday, Monday, July 6, the Philippines reported 2,099 new cases bringing its total to 46,333.

Singapore recorded just 183 new cases for Monday, bringing its grand total to 44,983, placing it third in ASEAN in number of cases.

It’s also the second straight day that the Philippines had more than 2,000 coronavirus cases in a given day. Yesterday, the country reported its all-time high record of 2,434 cases.

Unfortunately, the Philippines now has the highest number of active coronavirus cases in the region at 32,845, more than a thousand cases above Indonesia’s 31,798. Active cases refer to cases that are still being treated or unresolved and have so far not resulted in death or recovery.

Indonesia remains to be worst-hit in ASEAN with 64,958 total coronavirus cases. (Source: World Health Organization)

In the Philippines seven fatalities last Monday, July 6, saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,297, while 2,424 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, but which included 1,287 ‘backlogged’ results,  pushed the active caseload to 31,015, of which 166 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 489 people were declared as recovered.


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