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Philippines logs 38,075 new COVID-19 recoveries, total at 65,064

There are now 65,064 total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recoveries in the Philippines as the Department of Health (DOH), announced 38,075 recovered individuals on Thursday (July 30).

This marks the country's  highest number of recoveries in just one day.  However, 23 more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 1,983.

The DOH also reported 3,954 new cases resulting to an 89,364 total number of infected Filipinos. Of the new cases, 1,320 were classified as "fresh" or newly validated while 2,634 were "late."

According to the agency, the high number of new cases and recoveries were attributed to the The department attributed “enhanced data reconciliation efforts with local governments.”

“Early this month, the DOH created the COVID-19 Surveillance and Quick Action Unit which focuses on data collection, validation, and reconciliation of information available at the local and national level,” the DOH said.

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