PH records 354,338 total COVID-19 cases; recoveries nearly at 300K
By Consuelo Marquez
2020-10-17 16:09:01
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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs a swab test on a vendor at the Pritil Public Market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA, Philippines — 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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