COVID-19 death toll in Philippines passes 10,000

21-Jan-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Nearly a year since authorities confirmed the first known case, more than 10,000 people who had the coronavirus disease have died in the Philippines, the Department of Health reported Wednesday.

Sixty-four new deaths were logged, raising the fatality count to 10,042. These include 57 deaths that happened in January, six in December and one in October.

Meanwhile, 1,862 more people got infected, bringing the country’s caseload to 505,939. Eight-seven percent of the additional cases occurred within the last two weeks.

The department also announced 765 more patients recovered from COVID-19, taking total recoveries to 466,993.

Active cases or the people undergoing quarantine or treatment accounted for 28,904 or 5.7 percent of the total infected.

Where most cases were reported

Zamboanga City (modified general community quarantine) 206

Davao City (GCQ) 109

Kalinga (MGCQ) 102

Quezon City (GCQ) 77

Benguet (MGCQ) 74


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