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PH logs 2nd highest COVID-19 daily case tally at 20,741 — DOH

/ 04:03 PM September 04, 2021
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(FILE) The Swab Cab initiative of the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo returned to Imus, Cavite this weekend, July 10 to 11, 2021, offering free antigen testing in identified areas to help in local government efforts against COVID-19. Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 20,741 COVID-19 cases to bring the country’s caseload to 2,061,084.

This is the second-highest daily infection count since the pandemic began. The Philippines logged 22,366 cases last August 30.

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Of the total number of cases, 157,646 or 7.6 percent are tagged as “active cases,” but most of them only having mild or no symptoms at 96.6 percent.

The total number of recoveries meanwhile is now at 1,869,376 or 90.7 percent of all cases, after 21,962 recoveries were reported.

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The total number of deaths is now at 34,062 or 1.65 percent of all cases after 189 new deaths were reported.

The DOH said a total of “225 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 206 are recoveries”

“Moreover, 81 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the Health Department noted.

The latest data from the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker reported that the Philippines is only behind Indonesia in terms of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with 4,116,890 cases.

As of posting, the COVID-19 global case count is now at 219.8 million including 4.5 million deaths, according to the tracker.

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