DOH reports 1,470 new cases of COVID-19

Published December 17, 2020, 4:31 PM

by Analou de Vera

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,470  new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

(JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Based on the latest case bulletin, the new infections raised the country’s overall tally to 454,447, of which, 25,695 are still undergoing treatment. 

The DOH said that of the active cases, 84.8 percent have mild symptoms, 6.9 percent are asymptomatic, 5.4 percent are in critical condition, 2.7 percent have severe symptoms, and 0.30 percent have moderate symptoms.

Topping the list of areas with the most number of new cases were Quezon City with 74, Rizal with 64, City of Makati with 58, Davao City with 55, and Quezon province with 46.

There were also 17 new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the death count to 8,850, the DOH said. 

Meanwhile, the total number of survivors stood at 419,902 after 633 more patients were confirmed to have beaten the respiratory illness.

“Eleven duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 10 recovered cases and a death have been removed,” the DOH said.

“Moreover, three cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths,” it added. 

The country has so far tested over 5.9 million individuals—- while the number of COVID-19 licensed laboratories nationwide is now at 194, the DOH said. 

 
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