PH COVID-19 caseload tops 265K; single day increase in deaths recorded at 259
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday the highest number of COVID-19 deaths at 259, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,630.
Of the additional deaths, 28 occurred in September, 110 in August, 97 in July, 22 in June, 1 in May, and 1 in April, the DOH noted.
There are now a total of 265,888 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines with the addition of 4,699 more infections.
Most of the additional cases were from the National Capital Region (1,498 cases), Cavite (221), Bataan (198), Bulacan (185), and Batangas (176).
Of the additional infections, 4,090 or 87% occurred within the last two weeks. The top regions with cases in the past 14 days were NCR (1,102 or 27%), and Region 4A (830 or 20%).
The DOH also announced 249 more survivors, bringing the total to 207,504.
Meanwhile, there are currently 53,754 active cases nationwide.
Active cases are patients who are still infected with COVID-19 and are staying in hospitals or are currently under isolation.
There were 27 duplicate cases that were removed from the previous tally, including 16 tagged as recoveries.
“Moreover, there were two hundred ninety-seven (297) cases that were previously reported as recovered but after final validation, they were deaths (253) and active (44) cases,” the DOH said. [ac]
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