Coronavirus cases in Philippines surpass 510,000


THE Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, January 23, 2021, reported 1,797 new coronavirus infections, pushing the total case count past 510,000.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, total infections reached 511,679, of which 33,603 or 6.6 percent were active cases.

The highest number of new cases were from Davao City (151), Quezon City (90), Rizal (80), Isabela (64) and Bulacan (62).

The DOH case bulletin also showed 54 additional mortalities, increasing the death toll from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to 10,190. The case fatality rate remained at 1.99 percent.

There were 166 additional recoveries, bringing the total to 467,886. (HDT / SunStar Philippines)


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