1,196 New Covid-19 cases push Philippines’ tally over 464,000

Thursday, December 24th, 2020. Filed under: News Philippine News

MANILA, Dec 24 (Mabuhay) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 464,004 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,196 new infections as eight laboratories failed to submit data on time.

Quezon City registered the highest number of new cases at 123, followed by Rizal with 84, Manila with 74, Davao City with 54, and Batangas with 49.

Recoveries now total 429,972 after 564 more patients recovered from the respiratory disease, while the death toll climbed to 9,048 with 27 new fatalities.

There are also 24,984 active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine.

Meanwhile, the number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 12,820 on Wednesday as 81 new cases were recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The DFA also reported 104 new recoveries, and 24 new fatalities among those infected.

The number of those currently being treated abroad for the disease is 3,576, as 8,333 of those infected have recovered, while 911 have died.

The DFA said some previously confirmed cases, fatalities and recoveries in two European countries were delisted from the total figures due to clerical error.

Those undergoing treatment are broken down as follows by region: 803 in the Asia Pacific, 309 in Europe, 2,402 in the Middle East and Africa, and 62 in the Americas. (MNS)

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