PH COVID-19 cases now at 378,933
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines now has 378,933 COVID-19 cases after the Department of Health recorded 2,006 new infections on Friday.
Of the number, 10.9% or 41,291 are considered active. DOH said 94.4% of the active cases are mild and asymptomatic cases.
Batangas recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 infections with 124 cases, followed by Cavite (121), Quezon City (105), Rizal (89), and Bulacan (81).
DOH likewise reported 636 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 330,457, and 38 more deaths, driving the toll to 7,185.
Moreover, DOH said it removed eight duplicates from the total case count, including four recovered cases.
The DOH likewise reclassified 23 recovered cases as deaths.
The new coronavirus disease outbreak first emerged in Wuhan City, Hubei province of China in late 2019.
COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough for most people. However, older adults and people with underlying health issues may experience more serious illnesses, including pneumonia and death. [ac]
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