PHL records 2,363 new Covid cases as total infections rise to 331,869

File photo: City workers bike their way to work to cope with the challenges of public commute coupled with the fear of getting infected with the coronavirus.

A total of 2,363 newly-confirmed cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday bringing the total number of infections in the country to 331,869.

Of the confirmed cases, 51,482 (15.5 percent) are active cases, 274,318 (82.7 percent) have recovered and 6,069 (1.8 percent) have died.

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were National Capital Region (NCR) with 734 or 39 percent, Region 4A (419 or 22 percent), and Region 3 (159 or 9 percent).

Of the 2,363 reported cases, 1,869 (79 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days (September 25 – October 8, 2020).

The DOH announced that there were 697 recoveries 144 deaths.

Of the 144 deaths, 47 occurred in October (33 percent), 26 in September (18 percent), 46 in August (32 percent), and 25 in July (17 percent).

Deaths were from NCR (96 or 67 percent), Region 4A (14 or 10 percent), Region 7 (8 or 6 percent), Region 3 (7 or 5 percent), Region 6 (6 or 4 percent), CARAGA (6 or 4 percent), Region 11 (2 or 1 percent), Region 1 (1 or 1 percent), Region 8 (1 or 1 percent), Region 10 (1 or 1 percent), Region 12 (1 or 1 percent) and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (1 or 1 percent).

Twenty labs were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Data Repository System on October 7, 2020.


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