PH COVID-19 death toll breaches 47,000 as new cases reach 2,227

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 21) — The country's new COVID-19 cases topped 2,000 for the first time in 11 days on Sunday, while the death toll climbed past 47,000, according to the Department of Health.

The DOH listed 2,227 new infections, bringing the overall count to 2,826,410. The last time the single-day tally reached 2,000 was on Nov. 10.

Of the total cases, the report showed that 0.7%, or 21,101, are active, with 56.9% tagged as mild, 4.4% as asymptomatic, 20.30% as moderate, 13% as severe, and 5.5% as critical.

Meanwhile, total deaths are now at 47,074 after 175 more fatalities were confirmed. The DOH said the new additions include 147 cases it mistakenly announced as survivors in earlier reports.

The department also said 3,152 more patients got well, bringing the recovery tally to 2,758,235.

These figures translate to a recovery rate of 97.6% and a case fatality rate of 1.67%.

After final validation, the DOH deleted 125 duplicates from its data, including 107 recoveries and four deaths.

It also clarified that four testing laboratories didn't submit their reports on time, adding that these facilities contribute around 1.5% of all samples tested and 0.5% of all positive cases, based on data over the last two weeks.