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PH’s Covid-19 count exceeds 600,000

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:00 PM March 09, 2021
coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s Covid-19 caseload reached over 600,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 2,668 additional infections on Tuesday.

Of the total of 600,428, Health officials said 41,822 are considered active, based on the DOH’s daily case bulletin.

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Most or 91.6% of active cases are mild, 3.9% are asymptomatic, 1.8% are in critical condition while 1.9% are experiencing severe symptoms.

The DOH also reported 171 new recoveries and seven deaths, bringing the total to 546,078 and 12,528 respectively.

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Three duplicates were removed from the total case count, which are all recoveries. Meanwhile, two cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths, DOH said.

Eight laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System on March 8.

New Covid-19 cases broke their four-day streak of exceeding 3,000 a day.

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