The country’s COVID-19 cases have crossed the 30,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Sunday.
The national tally rose to 30,052 after a new batch of 653 infections were reported by the DOH. The agency classified 415 of the added figures as “fresh” cases as they were validated within the last three days, while the other 238 were part of the agency’s backlog.
Another 243 patients also got well, raising the total recoveries to 7,893. However, 19 more died, with the death toll now at 1,169.
The DOH noted that of the 19 reported deaths, 15 occurred from June 3 to 16. It added that one duplicated entry was deducted from the total case count.