DOH reports 2,249 add’l COVID-19 cases; total infections nearing 337,000

DOH reports 2,249 add’l COVID-19 cases; total infections nearing 337,000

The Philippines on Saturday reported 2,249 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, raising the nationwide caseload to 336,926, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

This was the 6th straight day that newly announced cases counted fewer than 3,000.

Of the additional cases, 1,951 or 87 percent occurred within the past 14 days. The top regions with cases in the past 2 weeks were the NCR (549), Region 4A (446), and Region 6 (250).

Cases of recoveries jumped by 842 over the previous day, the DOH said in its latest bulletin. The total number of recoveries stood at 276,094.

The country also recorded 87 new fatalities from the respiratory illness, taking the death toll to 6,238

Active cases in the Philippines reached 54,594, of which 85.8 percent of the patients are exhibiting mild symptoms, official DOH figures showed.

The DOH said the daily tally does not include results from 17 laboratories who failed to submit data on time.— Source: ABS-CBN News

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