PH logs 2nd highest daily COVID-19 tally at 23,134 cases
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Saturday reported 23,134 new COVID-19 cases that brought the total number of cases in the country to 2,347,550.
This is the second-highest number of reported daily infections only behind the 26,303 cases reported on September 11.
Of the total cases, 184,088 or 7.8 percent of all cases are classified as active cases with most of the patients having mild or no symptoms at 95.5 percent.
The total number of recoveries is now at 2,126,879 or 90.6 percent of all reported infections after 27,024 recoveries were reported.
The DOH also reported 255 new COVID-19 deaths to bring the country’s death toll to 36,583 or 1.56 percent of all cases.
The DOH added that there were also 59 duplicates that were removed from the total case count with 41 of these reported as recoveries.
“Moreover, 143 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH also noted.
The Philippines is only behind Indonesia in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with 4,185,144 cases, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19.
As of posting, the COVID-19 global case count is now at 227.6 million including 4.67 million deaths, according to the tracker.
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