56 more deaths; 1,135 new cases

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    FIFTY-SIX more patients succumbed to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) disease while 1,135 new cases were reported by the Department of Health yesterday.

    In its latest bulletin, the DOH said the total number of fatalities from the deadly virus rose to 8,812 for a 1.95 case fatality rate.

    Rizal reported 117 new cases while Bulacan had 84, Quezon City 71, Isabela 39, and Laguna 38.

    Overall, the total number of infections in the country rose to 451,839 while there were 173 more recoveries, raising the number of survivors to 418,867. The DOH said this means that 92.7 percent of COVID patients had recovered.

    Less the deaths and recoveries, the DOH said there are 24,160 active cases, accounting for 5.3 percent of COVID 19 cases in the country.

    Of the active cases, 84.7 percent are mild cases, 6.4 percent are asymptomatic cases, 5.7 percent are critical cases, 2.9 percent are severe cases, and 0.30 percent are moderate cases.

    From 42 new cases on Monday, the number of overseas Filipinos infected with the deadly virus continued to climb as 96 more were added to the list yesterday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

    The 96 new cases brought to 12,446 the number of overseas Filipinos infected since the outbreak last year.

    The DFA attributed the spike to “belated reports from one country in Europe.”

    No new fatality was reported by the DFA Tuesday.

    The current death toll stood at 861 with 553 in the Middle East and Africa, 190 in the Americas, 97 in Europe, and 21 in the Asia Pacific regions. – With Ashzel Hachero