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DOH logs over 14K more COVID cases anew, total nears 1.8M

August 19, 2021 People's Tonight 394 views

CNN Philippines%- The country recorded 14,895 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, pushing the nationwide tally close to 1.8 million at 1,791,003, according to the Department of Health.

The DOH case bulletin said 6.2% of the total, or 111,720 cases, are active or currently sick. At least 95.3% of active cases are experiencing mild symptoms, 1.8% are without symptoms, 1.3% have severe symptoms, 0.87% are in moderate condition and 0.7% in critical condition.

The daily case tally had been fewer than 12,000 in the previous two days due to low laboratory output.

The death toll also climbed to 30,881 — which is 1.72% of the COVID-19 total — after 258 more people lost their lives to the disease. Meanwhile, 8,248 persons recovered from COVID-19, bringing the survivor count to 1,648,402, equivalent to 92% of the case tally.

The DOH said it reclassified 182 survivors — two into active cases and 180 into deaths — after validation, and deleted 387 duplicate cases, including 385 recoveries.

The total excludes data from two laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time, the DOH added. These laboratories contributed an average of 0.2% of tested samples and 0.3% of positive individuals in the last 14 days.