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PH records 2,048 new COVID cases, bringing total to 496,646

covid dohBy ANALOU DE VERA

The Department of Health (DoH) reported more than 2,000 new ​COVID-19 ​cases ​i​n the country Friday.

The country recorded 2,048 new infections, increasing the overall tally to 496,646, the DoH stated in its latest case bulletin.

The DoH said that 5.4 percent or 27,033 of the total case count are active cases – 84.5 percent are in mild condition, 7.4 percent do not have symptoms, 4.9 percent are in critical condition, 2.8 percent are in severe condition, while 0.42 are in moderate state.

One-hundred thirty-seven more people died due to the viral disease, bringing the death ​toll 9,876.

The nationwide recovery tally increased to 459,737 with 551 new survivors.

Bulacan has the most number of new cases with 98; Davao City, 89; Pangasinan, 84; Manila, 80; and Leyte, 73.

The DoH said it is monitoring the situation in Davao City.

“In Davao City may pagtaas ng kaso. We are closely coordinating with them. Their healthcare utilization is also nearing the moderate risk (In Davao City there is an increase in cases. We are closely coordinating with them. Their healthcare utilization is also nearing the moderate risk),” said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.

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