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1,607 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 371,630


The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally climbed to 371,630 on Monday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,607 new infections as 16 laboratories failed to submit reports on time.

The areas with the highest number of new infections were Davao City with 90, Cavite with 88, Rizal with 74, and Negros Occidental and Quezon with 68 each.

Meanwhile, total recoveries rose to 328,258 after 245 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness.

The death toll also increased to 7,039 with 62 new fatalities.

“Moreover, 19 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths,” the DOH added.

The department said a total of five duplicates were also removed from the total case count, of which four were recovered cases.

The other 36,333 are active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine, 82.6 percent of which are mild, 10.9 percent are asymptomatic, 2.3 percent are severe, and 4.1 percent are in critical condition.

As of October 26, the DOH said 58 percent of intensive care unit beds, 57 percent of isolation beds, 65 percent of ward beds and 80 percent mechanical ventilators were still available.—LDF, GMA News

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