55 more die, 41 of them earlier tagged as recoveries


    FIFTY-FIVE more patients afflicted with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died, 41 of them earlier reported by the Department of Health as having recovered from the deadly virus.

    Overall, the number of fatalities rose to 10,997, just three more deaths of breaching the 11,000 mark, for a case fatality rate of 2.07 percent.

    The DOH also reported 1,590 new cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 531,699.

    There were 249 new recoveries, meaning the number of survivors is now up to 487,927. The DOH said this means 91.8 percent of patients had recovered.

    There were 32,775 active cases, of which 88.9 percent are mild cases, 5.9 percent asymptomatic cases, 2.4 percent critical cases, 2.3 percent severe cases, and 0.53 percent moderate cases.

    Two testing laboratories failed to submit their data on time and were not included in the latest figures.

    Meanwhile, the number of Filipinos abroad infected with the virus climbed to 14,389 after 348 new cases were reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Of the number, 9,052 have recovered after 88 new recoveries were reported.

    No new death was reported. The death toll among Filipinos abroad due to the virus remained at 954.

    The city government of Manila reported 44 new cases, bringing the number of active cases to 388. There was no new death in the city while 47 new recoveries were reported for a total of 25, 471 survivors.

    The death toll in Manila is 787. – With Ashzel Hachero