COVID-19 cases climb to 422,915 with 1,202 new infections
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ COVID-19 caseload climbed to 422,915 as 1,202 new cases were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.
The latest data from DOH also showed that there were also 183 new recoveries and 31 deaths, bringing the total to 386,955 and 8,215, respectively.
There are 27,745 active COVID-19 cases in the country, of which 83.7 percent are mild, 82 percent are asymptomatic, 5.1 percent are critical, 2.7 percent are severe, and 0.27 are moderate.
Davao City was identified as the area with the most number of COVD-19 cases with 137, followed by Quezon City with 68, Batangas with 59, Laguna with 54, and Cavite with 47.
The DOH said it discovered and removed nine duplicates, which are recoveries, from the total case count.
Moreover, there were 12 cases previously tagged as recoveries but later identified as deaths. One case was first identified as a fatality but was later reclassified as a recovery after final validation. [ac]
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