94 more deaths, including 15 earlier reported as recoveries


    NINETY-FOUR more patients succumbed to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) yesterday, including 15 earlier reported as recoveries, while 1,173 new cases were reported by the Department of Health, raising the number of infections in the country to 516,166.

    In all, the number of fatalities rose to 10,386 for a case fatality rate of 2.01 percent.

    Of the new cases, 84 came from Cebu City while Davao City had 67, Cavite 51, Quezon City 47, and Rizal 41.

    The DOH said the newest figures did not include data from nine testing laboratories that failed to submit data on time.

    There were 18 more recoveries, raising the number of survivors to 475,423.

    The DOH said there are 30,357 active cases, of which 84.9 percent are mild cases, 8.4 percent asymptomatic cases, 3.8 percent critical cases, 2.5 percent severe cases, and 0.50 percent moderate cases.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs said 29 more Filipinos abroad have been infected with the deadly virus, continuing the upward trend in infections for several days in a row.

    On Monday, 49 overseas Filipinos were infected while 19 were infected on Saturday.

    In all, 13,857 Filipinos in 84 countries have been infected with the virus. The DFA said 8,845 have recovered, leaving 4,067 still undergoing treatment.

    No new fatality was reported by the country’s embassies and consulates yesterday. The current death toll among overseas Filipinos stood at 945.

    PH NO. 32

    The Philippines now ranks 32nd among countries with confirmed cases of the deadly virus, down from 18th during the last quarter of 2020, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday.

    Roque, citing a World Health Organization (WHO) dashboard report that was “accessed on January 24,” said the Philippines recorded 509, 887 confirmed cases which landed it in 32nd spot.

    He said the Philippines is 42nd in terms of active cases (33,603 active cases) and 77th in terms of case fatality rate (1.99 percent).

    The WHO COVID-19 dashboard, as of January 26, showed the Philippines ranked 34th among countries with confirmed cases after logging 514,996 confirmed cases and 10,292 deaths. – With Ashzel Hachero and Jocelyn Montemayor