4,437 new cases, 11 more deaths

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    ELEVEN more deaths were reported by the Department of Health yesterday, along with 4,437 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases that raised the number of infections in the country to 631,320.

    This was the fifth straight day that infections breached the 4,000 mark, with highs of 5,000 last Saturday and 5,404 last Monday

    In its latest bulletin, the DOH said the death toll for the pandemic now stands at 12,848 for a case fatality rate of 2.04.

    There were 166 new recoveries, raising the number of survivors to 560,736 but the number of active cases climbed to 57,736 from 53,479 last Monday.

    Of the active cases, 92.6 percent are mild cases, 4 percent asymptomatic cases, 1.3 percent severe cases, 1.3 percent critical cases, and 0.68 percent moderate cases.

    The number of overseas Filipinos infected with the deadly virus rose to 15,892 as 11 more contracted the disease, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

    There were two more recoveries, raising the number of survivors to 9,565 with no new fatality.

    The death toll stands at 1,043 with 671 in the Middle East and African regions, 223 in the Americas, 128 in Europe and 21 in the Asia Pacific region.

    Another police officer has died of COVID-19, bringing to 34 the total number of policemen claimed by the deadly virus, PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar reported.

    Eleazar, the concurrent commander of the PNP Administrative Support to COVID Operations Task Force, said the 45-year-old officer died on Sunday “due to cardiac arrest with COVID-19 as antecedent cause.” He said the fatality was last assigned with the PNP Legal Service.

    The PNP reported 103 new COVID-19 cases among its personnel, raising the number to 12,343 as of Monday night. The number of active cases in the PNP is pegged at 918.

    At the House, Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Michael Defensor said he is on his way to a full recovery after testing positive for the virus two weeks ago.

    Defensor, an ally of former speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, said he, along with seven individuals from his household, including his son-in-law, all tested positive for the virus. – With Ashzel Hachero, Victor Reyes and Wendell Vigilia