PH logs 84 new COVID-19 deaths, death toll now at 23,621 — DOH
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 84 new COVID-19 deaths in the country, bringing the death toll to 23,621.
The total number of deaths is 1.74 percent of all cases, the DOH said.
Meanwhile, the total number of new coronavirus cases in the country is now at 1,359,015 after 5,803 new cases were added.
Of the total, 57,679 or 4.2 percent of the caseload are active cases with most either having mild or no symptoms at 95.6 percent.
There are also 7,652 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,277,715, or 94 percent of all cases.
“Moreover, 115 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases, and 59 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH noted.
The Philippines is only behind Indonesia in terms of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with 1,976,172 cases, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker.
The country is also second in deaths in the region, only behind Indonesia with 54,291 recorded deaths.
As of posting, the global cases reached 178.2 million including 3.8 million deaths, according to the tracker.
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