Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 1) – The country registered 1,298 more COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the number of cases to 432,925.
The Department of Health data showed that of the total number of those infected, 25,725 or 5.9 percent are currently sick patients.
The DOH also clarified that the updated number of cases excludes the latest reports from 15 testing labs that did not submit their results on time.
Ilocos Norte registered the highest increase in the number of cases nationwide at 84, according to the bulletin. The city of Manila followed with 61, followed by the province of Quezon with 55, Laguna with 50 and Negros Occidental with 47.
The viral disease has also killed 27 more people, with the nationwide death toll now at 8,418. Meanwhile, 135 more patients survived, bringing the recovery to 398,782.
After final validation, the DOH said it removed three duplicates from the total number of cases and reclassified nine cases as deaths previously tagged as recovery. In addition, another case falsely reported as death turned out to be an active case.
The national government announced on Monday that areas considered high risk for COVID-19, including Metro Manila, Batangas, Iloilo City, Tacloban City, Lanao del Sur, Iligan City, Davao City and Davao del Norte, will be under general community quarantine . for the month of December.
The rest of the land will be placed under the more relaxed modified GCQ until the end of the year. Authorities are urging the public not to leave their homes and to limit social gatherings to avoid a wave after the holidays.
Meanwhile, the State Department has listed 16 new infections, 42 cures and no new fatalities among Filipinos abroad. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 11,708, of whom 7,539 recovered while 847 died.
Globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 63.2 million people have become ill with COVID-19. Of this number, some 40.5 million have already recovered, while more than 1.4 million have died from the disease.