THE number of recoveries from COVID-19 continues to grow in the country.
According to the Department of Health‘s (DOH) latest COVID update, the number of those who recovered from the virus has increased by 112.
As a result, the total number of recoveries has reached 1, 618.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 positives increased by 339.
As a result, a total of 10, 343 have been confirmed to have been hit by COVID-19.
Of those, 685 died after recording 27 casualties in the last 24-hours.
To date, the number of recoveries is still increasing compared to those killed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The DOH has warned the public about the ‘third wave’ of coronavirus disease 2019.
The agency said that if residents are not careful and do not follow the rules set forth in the quarantine protocols, a ‘third wave’ could happen.
According to Dr. John Wong, an epidemiologist and member of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) sub-technical working group on data analytics, the Philippine is currently in the second wave on COVID-19.
He said there could be a ‘third wave’ if Filipinos will not continue to observe physical distancing, hand hygiene, and frequent disinfection once the community quarantine (ECQ) is removed.
So far, the DOH is seeing a ‘flattening of the curve’ due to the slowing down of reported cases and deaths from COVID-19 in the country.
However, Wong insists that the country will only succeed when it comes to having the virus vaccine.