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Less than 2,000 new coronavirus infections confirmed

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THE Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, reported less than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus infection for the second straight day.

In its case bulletin, the DOH confirmed an additional 1,524 cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total case count in the country to 373,144.

The agency also reported 353 new recoveries for a total of 328,602, or 88.1 percent of the caseload.

There were an additional 14 mortalities, raising the death toll to 7,053. The case fatality rate remained at 1.89 percent.

Negros Occidental province in Western Visayas topped the list of areas with the highest cases of new infections at 115, followed by Cavite with 76, Benguet with 72, Quezon City with 67 and Laguna with 65.

Bacolod City, the provincial capital of Negros Occidental, will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) from November 1 to 30, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a recorded public address broadcast earlier Tuesday.

The DOH case bulletin also showed that 19,677 tests were conducted on October 26 and 1,473 (7.5 percent) yielded positive results.


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