1,772 new cases; 49 more deaths

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    LESS than 2,000 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were reported by the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday but 49 more patients died, raising the number of casualties to 7,318.

    In its latest bulletin, the DOH said of the 1,772 new cases, 154 came from Pampanga while Quezon City had 115, Laguna 83, Baguio City 70, and Manila 69.

    Overall, the number of infections in the country rose to 387,161.

    The case fatality rate in the country is 1.89 percent, the DOH said.

    There were 153 more recoveries, meaning the number of survivors now total 348,967. This means that 90.1 percent of COVID-19 patients have been able to recover.

    The number of overseas Filipinos infected with the deadly virus continued to climb with 119 new cases yesterday, bringing the confirmed cases to 11,364, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

    There were 11 new fatalities, all in the Middle East and African regions. The total death toll among overseas Filipinos due to the coronavirus has reached 828.

    The DFA attributed the increase to “belated reports and privacy concerns in several countries,” particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

    Of the 11,364 infected with the virus, the DFA said 7,354 had recovered.

    Most of the cases and deaths took place in the Middle East and African region with 7,492 and 543 respectively.

    The Middle East and African regions also reported 4,617 recoveries.

    Asia and the Pacific reported nine deaths and 1,291 recoveries from 1,811 cases. – Ashzel Hachero