Philippines' COVID-19 cases exceed 12,000

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Philippines' COVID19 cases exceed 12,000

MANILA — The number of coronavirus disease cases in the Philippines has breached the 12,000-mark on Friday.

The Department of Health reported 215 new cases, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 12,091, which is tallied since the January. Of the new cases, 144 or 67% came from the National Capital Region and only 2 or 1% came from Region 7. A total of 69 new cases or 32% came from other regions. Region 7 briefly recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases last week because of the spread of the disease in jails.Meanwhile, the number of COVID-related deaths was at 806 after the DOH recorded 16 new fatalities.

Worldwide, there have been 4.5 million people infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard. Of those, 1.5 million have already recovered but more than 300,000 have died.


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So 12,091 cases, 806 fatalities with 2,460 recoveries. That leaves 8,825 active cases. Where are those patients located? Have they all been transferred to the quarantine facilities already? How come there is no news coverage of those facilities?

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