DOH logs 16,907 new COVID-19 cases; death toll unchanged due to 'technical issues'

The country reported 16,907 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the nationwide tally to 2,470,175, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

9/25/2021 1:50:00 PM

BREAKING: The country reported 16,907 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the nationwide tally to 2,470,175, the Department of Health says

The country reported 16,907 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the nationwide tally to 2,470,175, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) — The department's latest case bulletin also showed that out of the total number of cases, 6.7% or 165,092 are active or currently sick. At least 81.3% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 13.3% are asymptomatic, 3.12% are in moderate condition, 1.6% have severe symptoms, and 0.7% are in critical condition.

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The number of recoveries also rose to 2,267,678 - which is 91.8% of the COVID-19 count - with 27,120 new survivors.Meanwhile, the death toll remained unchanged for the second straight day at 37,405 due to technical issues in the data repository COVIDKaya system. This would also mean fatality counts in succeeding reports will be higher due to backlogs, the DOH noted.

The agency also said it deleted 60 duplicate cases from the total, including 41 recoveries. Read more: CNN Philippines »

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