MANILA, Philippines — The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 25,695 as of Thursday, after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,470 new coronavirus infections.
According to DOH’s COVID-19 bulletin, the new cases pushed the total infection count to 454,447 — of which 92.4 percent or 419,902 are recoveries.
A total of 633 new recoveries was recorded, but 17 patients died due to the virus, bringing the death toll to 8,850.
Still, most of the active cases or 84.8 percent only experienced mild symptoms, while 6.9 percent were asymptomatic or did not show any coronavirus disease symptom.
On the other hand, 2.7 percent exhibited severe symptoms, …
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