Coronavirus cases reach 459,000; DOH adds 1,754 new cases
Photo taken on Nov. 16, 2020, shows residents of Barangay Marana 2nd, City of Ilagan waiting to receive relief goods. They were isolated during the onslaught of flooding wrought by Typhoon Ulysses.
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Coronavirus cases reach 459,000; DOH adds 1,754 new cases

(Philstar.com) - December 20, 2020 - 4:09pm

MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities added 1,754 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 on Sunday, bringing the national caseload to 459,789.

This comes as part of the health department's daily case bulletin, which also added 8,080 more recoveries, bringing the total of recovered patients to 429,134.

The Department of Health also recorded 36 more casualties linked to the pathogen, bringing its death toll in the Philippines to 8,947. 

Of the total cases recorded in the Philippines, 21,708 — or 4.7% are still marked as active cases, or patients who have neither recovered nor passed away and are still undergoing quarantine or treatment.

The country's positivity rate currently stands at 5.5%. This is based on the 21,281 people tested before 12 p.m. the day previous, 1,163 of whom tested positive.

On Friday, a week before Christmas, the country reported 2,122 new COVID-19 cases. The last time the daily tally surpassed the 2,000-level was on November 29, when the country had 2,076 additional cases.

Over nine months have passed since the community quarantines were first imposed in and around Metro Manila—good for the world's longest quarantine—though the national government continues to struggle with arresting the spread of the pandemic and is still recording thousands of daily case additions. 

Around the world, more than 54 million coronavirus cases have been recorded, leading to over 1.3 million deaths, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. 

— Franco Luna 

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LATEST UPDATE: August 4, 2021 - 4:10pm

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August 4, 2021 - 4:10pm

Health authorities report 7,342 new coronavirus infections, pushing the Philippines' tally to 1,619,824.

  • Recoveries: 7,285 new; 1,528,422 total
  • Deaths: 90 new; 28,231 total
  • Active cases: 63,171 or 3.9% of total
August 4, 2021 - 4:09pm

The Department of Health reports 7,342 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 1,619,824.

  • Active cases: 63,171 or 3.9% of the total
  • Recoveries: 7,285, pushing total to 1,528,422
  • Deaths: 90, bringing total to 1,619,824
August 3, 2021 - 4:55pm

The Philippines' coronavirus tally rises to 1,612,541 with 6,879 new infections recorded Tuesday.

  • Recoveries: 6,337 new; 1,521,263 total
  • Deaths: 48 new; 28,141 total
  • Active cases: 63,137 or 3.9% of total
August 2, 2021 - 4:05pm

DOH reports 8,167 new coronavirus infections, pushing the Philippines' total to 1,605,762.

  • Recoveries: 9,095 new; 1,515,054 total
  • Deaths: 77 new; 28,093 total
  • Active cases: 8,167 or 3.9% of total
August 1, 2021 - 4:15pm

The Philippines logs 8,735 new coronavirus infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,597,689.

  • Recoveries: 5,930 new; 1,506,027 total
  • Deaths: 127 new; 28,016 total
  • Active cases: 8,735 or 4% of total
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