PH COVID-19 tally close to 430,000 with 2,076 new cases

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The country's COVID-19 case count jumped to 429,864 on Sunday, after the Department of Health reported more than 2,000 new cases for the first time in nearly three weeks.

The 2,076 new infections listed in the latest case bulletin broke the Philippines' 19-day streak of recording under two thousand new coronavirus patients daily.

The DOH said Quezon City registered the highest number of new cases with 137. This was followed by Laguna with 122, Cavite with 103, Batangas with 96, and Angeles City with 79.

The department also confirmed 10,579 more recoveries, with the total surging to 398,624, representing 92.7% of the case tally.

However, 40 new deaths were logged, raising the death toll to 8,373.

Of the nationwide case tally, 22,867 or 5.3 percent are currently ill patients, the DOH said. It added that 82.9% experience mild symptoms, 7.4% have no symptoms, 6.1% are in critical condition, 3.2% are severe cases, while 0.34% are moderate cases.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs said 11 more Filipinos residing abroad were diagnosed with COVID-19, while nine more succumbed to the illness. These brought the total detected cases to 11,676 and fatalities to 845. The recovery tally remained at 7,497.

Globally, some 62.2 million people have been infected, of whom over 1.4 million died and 39.8 million recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.