PH’s COVID-19 death toll now at 24,372 as DOH logs 128 new deaths
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 24,372 with 128 new deaths reported by the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday.
The total number of deaths is 1.74 percent of all new coronavirus cases, according to the DOH.
“Moreover, 69 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH noted.
Meanwhile, the total number of new coronavirus cases in the country is now at 1,397,992 after 6,096 new cases were added.
Of this number, 3.8 percent or 52,570 of all cases are still tagged as “active cases” with most either having mild or no symptoms at 95.1 percent.
There are also 6,912 who recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,321,050, which is 94.5 percent of all cases.
All laboratories were operational but three of them were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System, the DOH said.
The Philippines is only behind Indonesia in terms of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with 2,093,962 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 56,729 recorded deaths.
As of posting, the global cases reached 180.7 million including 3.8 million deaths, according to the tracker.
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