THE Department of Health (DOH) reported less than 1,500 new coronavirus infections for the third consecutive day on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
In its case bulletin, there were 1,392 additional confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. Thursday, increasing the total case count in the country to 424,297.
Of the total, 28,789 were active cases, referring to virus-positive individuals who were still in the hospitals or in quarantine.
An additional 27 mortalities were recorded, raising the death toll from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to 8,242. The case fatality rate remained at 1.94 percent.
There were also 328 additional recoveries, bringing the total of 387,266.
The cities and provinces with the highest number of cases were Caloocan City with 77, Cavite with 73, Laguna with 73, Davao City with 62 and Quezon province with 60.
The number of tests conducted increased to 24,558 on November 25, of which 1,367 or 5.6 percent yielded positive results for Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Globally, the number of infections surged past 60 million on November 26.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center tracker, more than 60.39 million people worldwide have been infected with Sars-CoV-2. Over 1.42 million had died.
The Philippines further slipped to 27th among the countries with the highest number of infections. The United States remained at the top with 12.77 million, followed by India with 9.26 million and Brazil with 6.16 million. (Marites Villamor-Ilano/SunStar Philippines)