DOH reports 4th lowest daily virus cases in September

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THE Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, September 24, 2020, reported 2,180 new coronavirus infections, the fourth lowest daily tally for the month of September.

These new cases brought the total case count in the country to 296,755, of which 59,700 remained active cases.

In its 4 p.m. case bulletin Thursday, DOH also reported 36 additional deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the death toll to 5,127.

There were an additional 580 recoveries, increasing the total to 231,928.

The lowest number of virus cases confirmed in a day this September was 1,383 on September 7, followed by 1,635 on September 22 and 1,987 on September 3.

Of the 2,180 new cases confirmed Thursday, 1,825 occurred in the last two weeks from September 11 to September 24.

Among the new cases were 802 from the National Capital Region (NCR), 292 from Laguna, 152 from Batangas, 144 from Cavite and 87 from Negros Occidental.

Among the active cases, 2.9 percent were in critical condition, 1.3 percent in severe condition, 9.2 percent were asymptomatic, and 86.6 percent were mild cases.

Of the 36 additional deaths, 23 occurred in September, seven in August, two each in June and July, and one each in April and May.

Fifteen of these deaths came from the NCR. Western and Central Visayas regions each recorded seven new deaths while two were from Calabarzon.

The following regions reported one additional mortality each - Ilocos, Central Luzon, Zamboanga Peninsula and Soccsksargen. One returning overseas worker also died.

The DOH said 16 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, seven were recovered cases.

Eighteen cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as 17 deaths and one active case. (Marites Villamor-Ilano/SunStar Philippines)


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