DOH logs 1,635 new infections as PH’s COVID-19 cases jump to 291,789
MANILA, Philippines — The number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country shot up to 291,789 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,635 new infections.
DOH, however, said that of the total count nationwide, 56,097 are active cases as of September 22.
Metro Manila still has the most number of new cases with 583, trailed by Cavite with 102, Iloilo with 97, Rizal with 67, and Cebu with 57.
Also, DOH reported the recovery of 450 more patients driving total recoveries to 230,643, as well as the demise of another 50 that increased the death toll to 5,049.
The health department likewise said it again adjusted its COVID-19 statistics with the removal of 34 duplicates that included 21 recovered cases; and correction of the previously reported 17 recoveries as 16 active cases and one death.
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