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DOH reports 158 new COVID-19 deaths; total death count now 23,121

/ 04:31 PM June 16, 2021

This file photo shows a worker in a protective suit, used due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, waits outside the crematorium facility as the cremation process takes some two hours in Manila on April 29, 2020. (Photo by Maria TAN / AFP FILE)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday an additional 158 deaths due to COVID-19, raising the fatality count to 23,121.

According to the DOH, the deaths account for 1.73 percent of all the 1.33 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. Of this number, 56,170 cases remain active.

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The latest data from the DOH showed that of the active cases, 1.9 percent are severe and 1.3 percent are critical or are at a higher risk of death.

Based on previous case bulletins from the Health Department, a total of 933 COVID-19 deaths has been reported from June 10 to 16, or an average of 133 additional deaths per day.

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Meanwhile, 1,033 deaths were recorded from June 3 to 9, or an average of 147 deaths per day.

DOH Epidemiology Bureau OIC-Director Alethea de Guzman said on Tuesday that there is a decline in the country’s COVID-19 deaths for the month of June.

She said the country reported a total of 720 deaths from June 1 to 14 with a daily death average of 51 cases. She noted that this is much lower than the May 2021 total of 3,000 deaths or an average of 97 deaths daily.

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