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COVID-19 death toll now at 26,874 — DOH

/ 05:40 PM July 21, 2021
The COVID-19 death toll in the country increased to 26,874, after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 32 new deaths on Wednesday.

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MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 death toll in the country increased to 26,874, after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 32 new deaths on Wednesday.

According to the DOH, this death toll accounts for 1.76 percent of the total 1,524,449 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the virus hit the country’s shores in early 2020.

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Meanwhile, global fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker, currently stand at 4,118,633. Meaning, the local deaths in the country account for 0.65 percent of the total deaths worldwide.

DOH also reported that active COVID-19 cases currently stand at 47,996, the majority of which (92.1 percent) are experiencing mild infections while 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.84 percent have moderate symptoms, 2.6 percent have severe, and 1.6 percent are in critical condition.

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