Cavite tops PH provinces, cities with highest number of new COVID cases

Published November 22, 2020, 4:58 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, Nov. 22, reported 1,968 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of cases in the country to 418,818.

(JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Based on the Case Bulletin released by the DOH, those with the highest number of cases are Cavite with 107, followed by Quezon City with 97, Davao City with 86, Laguna with 84, and Quezon Province with 77.

Data from the DOH also revealed 10,957 recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries to 386,486.

As to the number of deaths, 43 new deaths were recorded, which puts the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 8,123.

The DOH also said that there remain 24,209 active COVID-19 cases in the country.

According to the health department, 82.5 percent of the active cases are mild cases, 8.2 percent are asymptomatic cases, 5.8 percent are critical cases, 3.2 percent are severe cases, and 0.28 percent are moderate cases.

Meanwhile, former National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 adviser Dr. Anthony Leachon said the public should continue to follow minimum health standards despite news of vaccines versus the coronavirus disease nearing completion.

“We can’t lower our guard. We are still far from our target goal—back to normalcy,” he said in his Twitter account.

“Social distancing is the most powerful single interventional measure in curbing coronavirus transmission[s]. Stay focused and keep our minimum health standards,” added Leachon.

 
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