(Eagle News) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country has reached 47873 after the Department of Health reported 1540 cases on Tuesday, July 7.
According to the DOH, of the 47873 cases, 34178 are active cases.
Of the 1540 cases reported today, 993 were fresh cases, or cases where test results were released to the patient within three days.
Over 500–or 547–were late cases, or cases where test results were released to the patient four days ago or more.
The DOH said of the 993 fresh cases, 428 came from Metro Manila; 109 from Region 7; and 456 from other areas.
Of the 547 late cases, 191 came from Metro Manila; 65 from Region 7; and 291 from other areas.
The DOH has reported 201 recoveries today, bringing the total to 12386.
There are so far 1309 deaths, including the six deaths reported today.
Earlier, the DOH clarified COVID-19 cases in Muntinlupa, Marikina and Makati were not hotspots, as it earlier claimed.
“The following cities were mistakenly classified as hotspots and was based on a report last month. We are thankful to report that as of July 5, the mentioned cities show a significant decline in case growth,” the DOH said in a statement.
In particular, the DOH said as of July 5, Marikina City recorded a 68 percent decrease in COVID-19 cases.
Muntinlupa saw a 10 percent dip in COVID-19 infections, while Makati City had a four percent decrease.
The DOH said, however, that they were closely monitoring Quezon City, with what it said was the city’s 34 percent increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks.