153 new COVID-19 deaths raise PH’s fatality count to 23,538
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 23,538 as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 153 deaths Saturday.
According to the health department, the deaths account for 1.74 percent of all the 1.35 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
Of the confirmed cases, 59,439 remain active infections, which include 1.7 percent severe and 1.3 critical cases that are at higher risk for death.
The DOH said 95.7 percent of the cases are mild and asymptomatic, while 1.25 percent are moderate infections.
DOH data from the last seven days showed there was an average of 126 deaths reported from June 13 to June 19. Meanwhile, there was an average of 131 fatalities reported from June 6 to 12.
The department’s epidemiology bureau earlier said the deaths reported in June are on a decline compared to previous months.
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