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PH logs 427,797 total COVID-19 infections; Davao City has highest new cases

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 04:00 PM November 28, 2020
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FILE PHOTO: A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA, Philippines — Philippines on Saturday registered 1,893 new infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), increasing the sum of country’s cases to 427,797.

As of 4 p.m., the Department of Health (DOH) wrote in its case bulletin that 7.3 percent of the total caseload or 31,402 cases are active.

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Of the 1,893 additional cases, Davao City, which recently reverted to a general community quarantine, topped the list with 200 new virus infections.

This was followed by Negros Occidental with 123 new infections; Western Samar with 84; Pampanga with 60; and Quezon City with 57.

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Meanwhile, 388,062 patients have recovered from the disease nationwide. This includes 474 additional recoveries.

Also 79 more people died of the respiratory illness, raising the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 8,333.

After conducting further validation, the health agency reported 14 duplicated cases which were deleted from the total caseload. Ten were recoveries and one was a fatality.

Eighteen cases that were tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths, DOH also noted.

Eleven molecular laboratories failed to send their COVID-19 data to the health department on Nov. 27, Friday.

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