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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported 2,673 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 73 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 354,338 cases and 6,603 deaths.
It also said 539 more individuals had recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 295,312.
(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by William Mallard)
The Philippines has recorded 2,673 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the country’s total caseload to 354,338.
As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 52,423 active cases, which is 14 percent of the total COVID-19 infections nationwide.
Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 number of recoveries is now at 295,312 including 539 more who beat the respiratory disease.
The COVID-19 death toll nationwide soared to 6,603 after the DOH reported 73 new deaths.
After validation, the DOH modified its caseload after removing 85 duplicates. Of the number, 78 were recoveries while one was classified as a death.
Also, 14 COVID-19 infections that previously classified as recoveries turned out to be deaths.
Meanwhile, 14 molecular laboratories have failed to submit their data to DOH’s COVID-19 Data Repository System (CDRS) on October 16, the DOH said.
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