COVID-19 cases in PH rise to 272,934 with 3,550 new infections
MANILA, Philippines — There are now 272,934 cases of the COVID-19 in the Philippines after 3,550 new infections were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.
The latest data of the DOH as of Sept. 16 showed that of the total number of cases, 60,344 are considered active cases.
Of the active cases, 87.7 percent are mild cases, 8.4 percent are asymptomatic cases, 2.7 percent are critical cases, and 1.2 percent are severe cases.
Metro Manila still has the most number of new cases with 1,459, followed by Rizal with 271, Cavite with 196, and Bulacan and Laguna both having 172 cases.
The DOH also reported 524 new COVID-19 survivors and 69 new fatalities, bringing the total to 207,858 and 4,732, respectively.
The health department also noted that it removed 23 duplicates, of which nine were recovered cases, from the total case count.
Furthermore, the DOH noted that nine other cases were previously reported as recoveries, but were later identified as deaths after final validation.
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