Philippines records 181 new coronavirus cases, 43 new recoveries

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 28 2020 04:19 PM | Updated as of Apr 29 2020 01:03 AM

MANILA—The Philippines recorded 181 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country's total to 7,958, according to the Department of Health on Tuesday.

The DOH also announced 43 new recovered patients and 19 new COVID-related deaths. 

These bring the total number of recoveries to 975, and the total deaths to 530.

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Data from DOH. Graph from ABS-CBN Data Analytics

Since mid-April, there have been more recoveries than deaths that have been tallied, because it takes weeks or up to a month for patients to recover. The department has also included those who recovered after completing another 14-day home quarantine.

The 19 new deaths are the highest reported in more than a week, according to the ABS-CBN Data Analytics Team.

Out of the 7,777 cases as of Monday, 11.02% are asymptomatic cases, 69.38% are mild cases, 0.64% are severe cases and 0.4% are critical cases, according to the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group.

About 1 in 6 cases is also a health worker.

According to the Johns Hopkins University dashboard, 3 million people around the world have contracted COVID-19. Of those, more than 200,000 have died and almost 900,000 have recovered.