PH’s COVID-19 death toll now at 21,732; DOH logs 195 new deaths

Children run past used caskets at a crematorium facility in Manila on April 29, 2020. – Most of the Philippines is under quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has infected over 7,000 people and killed at least 500 in the country. (Photo by Maria TAN / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 21,732 as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 195 new deaths on Saturday.

The total number of deaths represents 1.72% of the 1.25 million total confirmed cases in the country, the DOH said in its daily case bulletin.


Of the confirmed cases, 59,543 are active cases, 1.7% of which are severe cases while 1.3% are in critical condition.

The DOH also reported 1,180,998 recoveries, including an additional 8,109 new patients who have recovered from the disease.

According to the DOH, 19 duplicates were removed from the total case count, including 15 recoveries.

Meanwhile, 102 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.


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