COVID-19 kills 191 more; PH death toll now at 44,430
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 191 more people succumbed to COVID-19 complications, according to the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, bringing the country’s death toll to 44,430.
The total number of deaths currently accounts for 1.58 percent of the 2,803,213 confirmed infections of the virus in the country. It also makes up 0.88 percent of the total deaths worldwide.
According to Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker, global deaths are currently at 5,044,910, with a total of 196,375 deaths reported in the last 28 days around the world.
However, the DOH earlier clarified that the deaths being reported in the daily COVID-19 case bulletins include fatalities from the previous months.
As of Nov. 5, the country has so far only had 49 deaths with an average of 10 deaths per day, according to the DOH.
Earlier before this, the DOH reported that an average of 73 patients died per day in October.
Meanwhile, the total current active infections in the country is at its lowest since March 1 at 33,526, while recoveries are at 2,725,257.
The country’s current positivity rate at 5.2 percent, on the other hand, is now only slightly higher than the World Health Organization’s standard of 5 percent or below which indicates controlled transmission of the virus.
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