MANILA – The official death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" is now at 6,100, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
In its 6 a.m. update today, December 20, the NDRRMC said 8 more were confirmed dead in the worst-hit city of Tacloban in Leyte.
Majority of the fatalities were from Eastern Visayas at 5,746 (5,251 in Leyte; 265 in Eastern Samar; 224 in Samar; and 6 in Biliran).
In Tacloban, 2,485 bodies have yet to be identified.
The number of missing remains at 1,779: 1,671 in Leyte; 38 in Samar; 24 in Palawan; 20 in Eastern Samar; 15 in Antique; 5 in Cebu; 4 in Iloilo and 1 each in Guimaras and Capiz.
The NDRRMC said at least 27,665 were wounded after the typhoon crashed into central Philippines last November 8.
At least 3,424,593 families or 16,078,181 individuals were affected by the typhoon, with 4,095,280 people displaced.
Some 550,928 homes were totally destroyed while at least 598,404 houses were partially damaged.
The cost of damage from the typhoon, meanwhile, remains at P36,622,812,497.27 (P18,268,506,627.39 for infrastructures and P18,354,305,869.88 for agriculture products).
At least P1,185,735,658.23 worth of relief assistance has been provided to the affected families by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), local government units, and non-government organizations.
Foreign aid pledges, meanwhile, have reached P23,798,036,069.08 (P2,800,149,541.20 cash and P20,997,886,527.88 non-cash), according to the government's Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH).