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PH’s COVID-19 case tally nears 300,000 mark

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:21 PM September 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total count of coronavirus disease 2019 is nearing the 300,000 mark as of Friday as the Department of Health logged an additional 2,630 newly-reported infections.

The count as of Friday is at 299,361 with 61,766 active cases.

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Of the active cases, 86 percent have mild symptoms, 9 percent are asymptomatic, 1.0 percent experience severe symptoms, and 2.8 percent are in critical condition.

There are 494 new recoveries reported, raising the total of recovered patients to 232,399. Meanwhile, 69 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 5,196.

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Most of the new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Metro Manila with 1,091 cases, followed by Cavite with 196 cases and Laguna with 171 cases.

The DOH said it removed 24 duplicates from the total case count, eight of these were recovered cases.

It added that 15 cases were previously tagged as recovered but were reclassified as deaths after final validation. [ac]

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