PH records 1,590 more COVID-19 cases; deaths nearing 11,000

Job Manahan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 04 2021 04:11 PM | Updated as of Feb 04 2021 07:55 PM

PH records 1,590 more COVID-19 cases; deaths nearing 11,000 1
A vendor waits for customers at a community store along E. Rodriguez Avenue in Quezon City on February 3, 2021 amid the pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA (UPDATE) — The Philippines on Thursday reported 1,590 additional cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 531,699, with deaths nearing the 11,000-mark.

This is the 4th straight day that the daily tally counted fewer than 2,000, although 2 laboratories failed to submit results to the COVID-19 Data Repository System on Wednesday. 

Active infections reached 32,775, accounting for 6.2 percent of the total recorded cases. Of those, 94.8 percent are either asymptomatic or are mild cases. 

Fifty-five more died from COVID-19, according to the Department of Health. ABS-CBN News Data Analytics Head Edson Guido said the 2.07 percent case fatality rate is the highest since Aug. 1 last year. 

This is also the 6th straight day that the daily recorded deaths exceeded 50. The total number of coronavirus-related fatalities stood at 10,997.

The ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group noted that the deaths announced daily from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 ranged from 58 to 80.

Recoveries, meanwhile, increased by 249 to 487,927. 

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Out of the 24,691 people tested for COVID-19, 1,428 or 5.8 percent tested positive for the disease, the bulletin showed.

A total of 9 duplicates were removed from the number of total infections. Two were found to be recovered cases, the DOH said. 

The agency also pointed out that 41 cases initially classified as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Over 104 million people globally have contracted COVID-19, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. 

United States, India, Brazil, Russia, and United Kingdom currently have the highest total cases as of this posting.

Since the pandemic began, 2.2 million people have died while 58 million have recovered from the disease, the running JHU tally showed.