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COVID-19 deaths top 49K
CNN Philippines – COVID-19 deaths in the country exceeded 49,000 on Saturday after 235 more people lost their lives to the disease, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
The death toll is now at 49,230 – which is 1.74 percent of the case tally that rose to 2,834,294 after 517 new infections were reported.
Of the case total, 0.5 percent or 14,338 are active or people currently sick – with 6,350 experiencing mild symptoms, 3,837 in moderate condition, 2,425 with severe symptoms, 911 without symptoms, and 815 in critical condition.
Meanwhile, 1,139 more people were tagged as recovered, raising the survivor count to 2,770,726 – which is 97.8 percent of the COVID-19 count.
The DOH said it reclassified 228 survivors as among the dead after validation and deleted seven duplicate cases, including six recoveries.
There were also 94 cases – of which 93 were recoveries – that were found to have actually tested negative and were removed from the tally.
Data from three laboratories were excluded from the count – two did not operate on December 2 while one failed to submit its data on time, the agency added.