By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 634 COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total to 20,382.

Concerning fatal cases of the coronavirus, 10 additional cases were seen, bringing that total to 984.

Earlier this week, DOH Undersecretary and Spokesperson Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire said that the COVID-19 mortality rate in the Philippines continues to be on a downward trend after the Philippines on June 1 recorded its lowest number of mortalities in a single day since early March.

She also noted that the numbers of deaths recorded on a daily basis has dropped significantly. At the beginning of April, some 25 deaths on average were recorded each day. This has dropped to less than two average daily by late May.

According to the Health Undersecretary, the observed steady decrease in the number of recorded deaths per day is an indicator that the country’s health system is successfully coping with the pandemic. This decline shows that different hospitals and facilities are now able to manage cases more effectively thereby preventing more patients from progressing to severe disease and expiring.