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146 deaths bring death toll to 36,934 – DOH

/ 04:52 PM September 20, 2021
146 deaths bring death toll to 36,934 – DOH

Facade of the DOH main office in Manila. INQUIRER.net file photo

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday that 146 more patients have died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the death toll to 36,934.

In all, 3,487 deaths have been recorded in the Philippines since the start of September amid the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country. This means that in the last 20 days, 174 people died on average per day.

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This is higher compared to the average deaths recorded in the last few months: August with a daily average of 114 deaths; 97 in July; and 106 in June.

The total death toll, however, accounts for only 1.55 percent of the total 2,385,616 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, according to DOH. It then accounts for 0.79 percent of the total deaths worldwide.

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According to Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker, worldwide deaths currently stand at 4,686,832.

Meanwhile, the country currently has 176,850 active infections, while 2,171,832 of them have been recovered.

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