Cases up to 450,733; death toll now 8,757


    FOR the second straight day, Quezon City had the highest number of new infections at 147 as the Department of Health reported 1,339 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases yesterday and 24 more deaths.

    In its latest bulletin, the DOH said Davao City had 124 new cases, followed by Rizal (65), Laguna (50), and Manila (49). Quezon City reported 103 new infections last Sunday.

    Overall, the total number of cases in the country rose to 450,733 while the number of fatalities now stands at 8,757 for a case fatality rate of 1.94 percent.

    There were 41 new recoveries, meaning the number of survivors has risen to 418,723. The DOH said this means that 92.9 percent of patients had recovered.

    Less the deaths and recoveries, the DOH said there are 23,253 active cases, which account for 5.2 percent of cases in the country.

    Of the active cases, 85.1 percent are mild cases, 5.9 percent are critical cases, 5.7 percent are asymptomatic cases, 3 percent are severe cases, and 0.32 percent are moderate cases.

    The number of overseas Filipinos infected with the deadly virus continued to climb with 42 new cases reported for a total of 12,350, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

    The death toll among overseas Filipinos also climbed to 861 after one new death was recorded in the Americas.

    But the number of survivors climbed to 8,032 after 35 new recoveries were recorded in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific and Europe.

    Meanwhile, Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano said the city has 41 new confirmed COVID cases, bringing the total to 10,093, and total number of deaths to 166.

    He said there were 37 new recoveries for a total of 9,914 survivors while there are 63 active cases. In all, 85,699 residents of the city have been tested for the deadly virus. – With Ashzel Hachero and Noel Talacay