CNN Philippines – The country’s total number of COVID-19 deaths exceeded 48,000 on Friday with 142 new fatalities, the Department of Health reported.
It’s the tenth consecutive day where new fatalities were above 100. The death toll is at 48,017, which is 1.70 percent of the case tally.
The case tally is currently at 2,830,387 after 863 more people were reported infected. It’s the third day in a row where daily infections were below 1,000.
Of the total number of infected, 0.6 percent or 17,853 are active cases or currently sick patients.
At least 51.5 percent of active cases have mild symptoms, 21.57 percent are in moderate condition, 14.2 percent have severe symptoms, 6.6 percent have no symptoms and 6.1 percent are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, 791 others got better, raising the recovery count to 2,764,517 or 97.7 percent of the tally.
The Health Department said it reclassified 128 survivors into deaths after validation, and deleted 17 duplicate cases, including 16 recoveries. There were also 77 cases found to have actually tested negative and were removed from the total.
Four laboratories were excluded from the count as two did not operate on Nov. 24 and two others did not submit data. These laboratories contributed an average of 0.2 percent of tested samples and 0.1 percent of positive individuals in the last 14 days.