Number of active COVID-19 cases down to 49,000

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The Department of Health announced Wednesday that the number of active COVID-19 cases or people currently sick in the Philippines has dropped to 49,951 – the lowest in over two months – not including data from seven laboratories.

This number has been the lowest since March 14, when there were more than 48,000 patients still infected by the disease.

The DOH reported that at least 92.8% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 2.2% are asymptomatic, 2.1% have severe symptoms, 1.5% are in critical condition, and 1.36% have moderate symptoms.

According to the DOH case bulletin, the active case count is equivalent to 4.3% of the total number of cases. The nationwide tally is now at 1,159,071 with 4,700 new infections.

The death toll also increased to 19,507 or 1.68% of the case total after 136 additional people died due to the disease. The DOH said 88 of the new casualties were previously reported as survivors.

Meanwhile, 6,986 more patients have recovered, increasing the number of survivors to 1,089,613 – which is 94% of the COVID-19 total. The DOH said it deleted 17 duplicates, including ten recoveries and one death.

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