The Philippines posted 1,761 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the total to 376,935, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday, October 29.
The area with the highest number of new cases is Quezon City with 85 followed by Rizal province with 74, Caloocan City with 73, Davao City with 70, and Laguna with 69 new infections, the DOH said.
Meanwhile, 740 more patients were cleared from the disease, raising the number of recoveries to 329,848. The death toll also rose to 7,147 with 33 more fatalities announced.
The number of active cases in the country stood at 39,940 or 10.6 percent of the total caseload. Of this figure, 83.3 percent are mild, 10.9 percent are asymptomatic, 2.1 percent are severe, and 3.7 percent are in critical condition.
“Six duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, three were recovered cases,” the DOH noted.
Nine COVID-19 laboratories were not able to submit their recent case report on time to the DOH database and were not yet included in the total case count, the department said.
The University of the Philippines OCTA research team projected that the Philippines’ tally of COVID-19 cases may reach 380,000 by the end of this month.