PH COVID-19 death toll exceeds 11,000

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) — More than 11,000 people have now died from the coronavirus disease after the death toll reached 11,058 with 61 new fatalities on Friday, the Department of Health announced.

The case tally also rose to 533,587 following 1,894 more infections. The death toll is 2.07% of the total cases. The DOH's case bulletin also noted 34,255 active or currently ill cases, which is equivalent to 6.4% of the tally. At least 89% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 6% have no symptoms, 2.3% are in critical condition, 2.2% are in severe condition, and 0.51% are moderate cases, the agency said.

On the other hand, 397 more people got better, raising the number of recoveries to 488,274 or 91.5% of the total number of infections.

The DOH said 47 recoveries from the previous report were reclassified as deaths after validation. It also removed six duplicates from the total count including three survivors.

Data from six laboratories were not included in the total since they were not able to submit their reports on time, the DOH added.

Among Filipinos abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported six new cases, raising the total to 14,395 in 86 countries, of which 3,592 cases have been verified by the DOH, the DFA said.

The death toll remained at 954 and the number of survivors also stayed at 9,052 while 4,389 patients are undergoing treatment, the DFA added.