95 more deaths, 1,383 new cases

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    NINETY-FIVE more persons afflicted with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) died, raising the number of fatalities to 7,957, while 1,383 new cases were reported by the Department of Health yesterday.

    In its latest bulletin, the DOH said 81 of the new cases came from Cavite while Laguna had 74, Batangas (71), Quezon City (69), and Rizal (67). Overall, the total number of infections in the country rose to 412,097.

    There were 143 more recoveries, meaning the number of survivors has risen to 374,666.

    The DOH said this means 90.9 percent of COVID patients had recovered while the case fatality rate rose to 1.93 percent.

    There are 29,474 active cases, accounting for 7.2 percent of COVID-19 cases in the country.

    Of the active cases, 83.8 percent are mild cases, 8.3 percent are asymptomatic cases, 4.9 percent are critical cases, 2.7 percent are severe cases, and 0.22 percent are moderate cases.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs reported three new confirmed COVID cases among overseas Filipinos, bringing the number to 11,545 since the outbreak of the deadly virus.

    The DFA also reported one new fatality, bringing to 833 the number of overseas Filipinos who have succumbed to the virus, while the number of survivors rose to 7,468.

    The bulk of the cases and deaths among overseas Filipinos remained in the Middle East and African regions with 7,530 and 548, respectively. – With Ashzel Hachero