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More COVID-19 positive cases reported

120 COVID-19 new cases reported as total number reaches 10,463

MANILA – The Department of Health confirmed 120 new COVID-19 cases with the total number now at 10,463 with 116 new recoveries. In its report as of 4:00 P.M. today, the DOH said there are already 1,734 recoveries. However, 11 new deaths were reported bring the total number to 696.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs said 2,140 Filipinos were reported to have COVID-19 with 1,322 undergoing treatment and 574 others recovered and discharged from hospitals. However, the fatalities reached 244 from 46 countries.

In their press release late Friday afternoon, the DFA said most number of fatalities were from the Americas with 128 followed by 77 from Europe, 37 from the Middle East and Africa while two were reported tom Asia Pacific Region.

The DFA said 218 new confirmed cases and 22 new deaths, mostly from the Middle East. According to th DFA, the sudden increases compared to yesterday’s figures are due to limitations on the release of daily verified reports on foreign nationals afflicted with COVID-19 in most countries in the said region.

With the decrease in the daily rate of recoveries reported by the DFA through its embassies and consulates, latest figures show that the total number of Filipinos who recovered from COVID-19 at 574 more than twice the total fatalities and comprises about 27% of the total confirmed cases. (Melo M. Acuña)

Department of Health Central Office. (Melo M. Acuna)

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