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Nearly 6K new COVID-19 cases push PH total closer to 1.15M

May 17, 2021 People's Tonight 261 views

CNN Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 5,979 more people nationwide caught the coronavirus, as the overall case count neared the 1.15-million mark.

The country’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 1,149,925, of which 54,235 or 4.7% are active cases. This update does not yet include the latest data from five testing laboratories which failed to submit their reports on May 15, the DOH said.

Of the currently ill patients, figures show 93.3% experience mild symptoms, 2% have no symptoms, 1.4% are critical cases, 2% are severe cases, and 1.25% are moderate cases.

The DOH also reported that 6,602 more patients have gotten well, raising the number of recoveries to 1,076,428. This makes up 93.6% of all those infected.

Seventy-two more died, however, bringing the death toll to 19,262, which is 1.68% of the case tally.

The newly confirmed fatalities include 31 previously tagged as recoveries, the DOH noted.