Philippines logs 7,485 new COVID-19 cases
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) logged additional 7,485 COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
This brought the country’s total confirmed cases to 1,293,687, of which 4.4 percent, or 56,921, remain active infections.
The DOH also reported 4,504 additional recoveries, raising the number of patients who have recovered to 1,214,454. Recoveries represent 93.9 percent of all cases.
Meanwhile, another 122 patients have died, putting the death count to 22,312, or 1.72 percent of the tally.
The DOH said 12.8 percent of all the 51,688 people who were tested for COVID-19 tested positive last Tuesday.
According to the health department, all laboratories were operational on Tuesday while four labs were not able to submit their data. Based on data in the last 14 days, the 4 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.52 percent of samples tested and 0.43 percent of positive individuals.
Fifteen duplicate entries, including 12 recoveries, were also removed from the total case count, while 65 cases that were initially tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
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