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Good police officers exceed bad eggs

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Despite incidents of cops getting involved in crimes, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar believes the good ones outnumber the rogue members, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. On Sunday, Eleazar lauded o...

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QC businesses start offering discounts to vaccinated customers

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DOH reports 9,226 new Covid cases on May 1

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The country's COVID-19 total rose to 1,046,653 after 9,226 more people got infected, the Department of Health said in a report by CNN Philippines.

It's the first time in a week that the country recorded more than 9,000 cases again.  The bulletin showed 72,248 active cases or people currently sick, which is 6.9% of the nationwide tally. At least 94.9% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 1.7% have no symptoms, 1.4% are in severe condition, 1.1% are in a critical state, and 0.9% are moderate cases.

The death toll also jumped to 17,354 - which is 1.66% of the caseload - after 120 more people died from the disease. The DOH said 54 of the new fatalities were added after validation showed they were previously tagged as survivors.

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Meanwhile, 10,809 more patients got better, raising the survivor count to 957,051 or 91.4% of the COVID-19 total. The department said it removed 33 duplicates from the report, including 22 recoveries.

The daily positivity rate or rate of patients who tested positive is 16.8% out of 51,598 tests administered as of April 29. The World Health Organization recommends that the positivity rate should be less than 5%. Experts say a high positivity rate may mean high transmission, and there are more cases that have yet to be detected.


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