Total COVID-19 cases reach 290,190 as 3,475 more people get infected, DOH says

By CNN Philippines Staff

The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 3,475 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 290,190, the Department of Health reported on Monday.

Latest DOH data showed that of the total number, 54,958 are active cases, or about 18 percent.

The department said 2,648 of the new cases occurred within the last 14 days.

Moreover, Metro Manila accounted for most of the new infections with 1,182, followed by Calabarzon with 560, and Central Luzon with 246.

Meanwhile, 400 more patients recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 230,233, while 15 more died raising the death toll to 4,999.

Of the new deaths, eight died in September, six in August, and one in April. Per location, nine were from Metro Manila, three from Western Visayas, two from Calabarzon, and one from Eastern Visayas.

The DOH noted in its bulletin that it removed 28 duplicates from the total case count, of which 19 were recoveries.

Thirteen cases that were reported recovered were reclassified under deaths (12) and active case (1).
As this developed, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported that 21 more overseas Filipinos have been infected with the virus, bringing total tally to 10,411. Overseas Filipinos who recovered are now at 6,619 as 25 more survived, while one death was reported, bringing death toll to 778.

As this developed, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported that 21 more overseas Filipinos have been infected with the virus, bringing total tally to 10,411. Overseas Filipinos who recovered are now at 6,619 as 25 more survived, while one death was reported, bringing death toll to 778.

Globally, the total COVID-19 cases breached 31 million, of which 960,826 died while over 21 million recovered, data from US-based Johns Hopkins University showed.

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