May 20, 2024

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DOH: COVID-19 cases continue to surge 225 deaths today

Funeral home workers in protective suits carry a body during the start of a lockdown due to a rise in COVID cases in the Philippines. AP file photo

As of 4 PM today, the Department of Health recorded 12,674 cases of COVID-19 with 593 recoveries and 225 deaths.

Out of the nationwide total 22.3% or 190,245 cases are active with 648,220 recoveries which is 76.0% of the total cases and the 14,744 deaths is 1.73% of the statistics.

However according to the latest data there were 19 duplicate cases that were removed from the total case count. Out of this 7 are recoveries and 1 accounted as death. Moreover, the 49 cases as recoveries after final validation are deaths. The number may increase for upon the submission of three laboratory data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System today.