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PH records 354,338 total COVID-19 cases; recoveries nearly at 300K

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 04:09 PM October 17, 2020
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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs a swab test on a vendor at the Pritil Public Market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has recorded 2,673 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the country’s total caseload to 354,338.

As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 52,423 active cases, which is 14 percent of the total COVID-19 infections nationwide.

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Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 number of recoveries is now at 295,312 including 539 more who beat the respiratory disease.

The COVID-19 death toll nationwide soared to 6,603 after the DOH reported 73 new deaths.

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After validation, the DOH modified its caseload after removing 85 duplicates. Of the number, 78 were recoveries while one was classified as a death.

Also, 14 COVID-19 infections that previously classified as recoveries turned out to be deaths.

Meanwhile, 14 molecular laboratories have failed to submit their data to DOH’s COVID-19 Data Repository System (CDRS) on October 16, the DOH said.

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