CNN Philippines – COVID-19 deaths in the country breached 27,000 on Saturday after 241 more people lost their lives to the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
The over 200 new deaths were due to backlogs caused by a technical issue in the data logging system which has since been resolved, according to the DOH.
The death toll is now 27,131 or 1.76 percent of the nationwide tally, which climbed to 1,543,281 after 6,216 more people got infected. Of the total, 3.5 percent or 54,401 are active cases or currently ill – with 93.4 percent experiencing mild symptoms, 2.3 percent having severe symptoms, 1.62 percent in moderate condition, 1.4 percent in critical condition, and 1.2 percent without symptoms.
The number of survivors also rose to 1,461,749 or 94.7 percent of the COVID-19 count with 6,778 new recoveries. The DOH said it reclassified 139 survivors into deaths after validation and deleted 31 duplicates, including 26 recoveries and one fatality.
The total excludes data from two laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time, the DOH said. These laboratories contributed an average of 0.1 percent of samples tested and 0.1 percent of positive individuals in the last 14 days, the department added.