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DOH records 188 new COVID-19 deaths

/ 04:58 PM November 27, 2021
COVID-19 deaths

UNPRECEDENTED Workers are finding themselves busier than ever at New Life Crematorium in Biñan City in Laguna, where families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 have to wait for at least two days to secure a slot. —RICHARD A. REYES (FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s COVID-19 death toll is now at 49,205 after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 188 new COVID-19 deaths.

The total number of deaths is 1.70 percent of all cases, according to the DOH.

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There are now 2,831,177 cases after 899 COVID-19 infections were also reported.

Of this number, 17,052 or 0.6 percent are still tagged as “active cases,” with most only having mild or no symptoms at 55.9 percent.

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The DOH said 22.77 percent of the active cases have moderate symptoms, 15 percent are severe, and 6.3 percent are in critical condition.

The total number of recoveries is now at 2,765,920 or 97.7 percent of all cases after 1,667 new recoveries were reported on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the DOH said seven duplicates — all recoveries — were removed from the total case count on Saturday. There are also 102 cases, including 101 recoveries, that were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count; 156 cases that were also previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

The DOH said the country’s current positivity rate is now at 2.4 percent, which is well within the World Health Organization’s positivity rate of 5 percent.

Meanwhile, global COVID-19 infection now stands at 260.8 million including 5.1 million deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Case Tracker.

The DOH said the country’s current positivity rate is now at 2.4 percent, which is well within the World Health Organization’s positivity rate of 5 percent.

Meanwhile, global COVID-19 infection now stands at 260.8 million including 5.1 million deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Case Tracker.

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