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COVID cases in PH hit 438,069; Davao City tops number of new infections

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 04:16 PM December 05, 2020
DOH: 1,118 more COVID-19 infections logged; total cases now at 421,722

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MANILA, Philippines — Philippines on Saturday logged 1,733 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total virus caseload to 438,069.

Of the newly-reported cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Davao City topped the list of new infections in all cities and municipalities in the country. The city has 162 COVID-19 cases.

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This was followed by Quezon City with 92 cases; Benguet with 80 cases; Rizal province with 70; and Laguna with 66 cases.

DOH also recorded 133 new recoveries, increasing the total recoveries with 438,069.

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The health department also reported 8,526 total deaths, including 17 additional fatalities.

Meanwhile, 29,961 cases or 6.8 percent of the total COVID-19 cases nationwide are active.

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