DOH reports 999 new COVID-19 cases; total tally at 38,511

By CNN Philippines Staff

The Department of Health (DOH) listed a new batch of 999 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with the total number of infected rising to 38,511.

This is the third day in a row that health officials recorded around a thousand new infections. The DOH announced 985 new cases on June 29 and 1,080 on June 30.

Of the added figures, 595 were detected in the last three days, while 404 were part of the validation backlog.

The DOH also added 205 to the tally of recoveries, which is now at 10,438. Four more died, for a total of 1,270 deaths.

Metro Manila, which remains under general community quarantine, recorded 306 of the new infections.

Central Visayas, meanwhile, logged 191 new cases. The region includes Cebu City, the only area nationwide currently under enhanced community quarantine or the strictest lockdown classification.

Other regions across the country accounted for a total of 502 new infections.

Among Filipinos abroad, the coronavirus tally reached 8,506, after the Department of Foreign Affairs announced 32 new infections.

There are also 30 additional COVID-19 survivors and five more deaths, bringing total recoveries to 5,131 and fatalities to 554.

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