DOH reports 1,557 cases on Feb. 24
The country reported 1,557 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, raising the total to 566,420, the Department of Health said in a report by CNN Philippines.
The department's case bulletin noted 30,970 active or currently ill patients, which is equivalent to 5.5% of the total number of infections. At least 88.5% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 5.9% have no symptoms, 2.5% are in critical condition, 2.4% are severe cases and 0.80% are in moderate condition.
The death toll jumped to 12,129 or 2.14% of the case count after 22 more patients succumbed to the disease. Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 523,321 or 92.4% of the COVID-19 tally, as 392 more patients got better.
The DOH said 11 survivors from the previous report were reclassified as deaths after validation. The agency also removed two duplicates, of which one was a recovered case.
Data from six COVID-19 laboratories were not included in the total since they were not able to submit their reports on time, the DOH added.
Among Filipinos abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported one new case, bringing the tally to 14,872 in 87 countries. Of the total, 3,651 cases were verified by the DOH, the DFA said. Meanwhile, the death toll and recovery count stayed at 1,015 and 9,366, respectively. There are also 4,491 patients undergoing treatment.
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