CNN Philippines — The country’s total COVID-19 deaths climbed to 23,121 after 158 more people lost their lives to the disease, the Department of Health said Wednesday.
The latest DOH case bulletin said the death toll is 1.73% of the case tally, which rose to 1,332,832 with 5,414 new infections. Of the number of infected patients, 4.2% or 56,170 are active cases, with 91.4% experiencing mild symptoms, 4% without symptoms, 1.9% with severe symptoms, 1.3% in critical condition and 1.36% in moderate condition.
The recovery count increased to 1,253,541 or 94.1% of the COVID-19 total after 7,637 patients were cleared of the coronavirus.
The DOH said 375 previously tagged recoveries were reclassified as active cases and 117 recoveries were also reclassified as deaths. Eleven duplicate cases were also removed from the COVID-19 total, including seven survivors. Two survivors were also found to have actually tested negative and were deleted from the count.
The total excludes data from six laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time, the DOH added. These laboratories contributed an average of 3.9% of samples tested and 3% of positive individuals in the last 14 days.