Philippines records 309 new deaths from COVID-19

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2021 04:15 PM

Skaters ride their boards along the service road of C5 road in Taguig City on November 12, 2021. More people are going outdoors as COVID-19 cases in the Philippines continue to decrease. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Skaters ride their boards along the service road of C5 road in Taguig City on November 12, 2021. More people are going outdoors as COVID-19 cases in the Philippines continue to decrease. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/file

MANILA - The Philippines confirmed 309 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the country’s death toll from the disease to 45,581.

The Department of Health also confirmed 1,926 new cases of the disease, bringing the country’s total to 2,816,980. 

Meanwhile, 3,140 new recoveries, pushing the total number of Filipinos who recovered from the disease to 2,743,297. 

This means that the country has a total of 28,102 active cases as of 4 p.m. Sunday. 

ABS-CBN News has been tracking the number of vaccinations since March, and as of Nov. 4, the government has achieved only 39.9 percent of its targeted 77.1 million people after more than 8 months. 

 

 

While the National Capital Region had vaccinated more than 88 percent of its target population, other regions have been lagging

Worldwide, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 252.9 million people and caused over 5 million deaths since it was first reported in Wuhan, China in late 2019 according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The United States remains the most badly affected country with over 47 million infections and over 763,000 deaths.

The Philippines’ first COVID-19 case was a 38-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, China.

The first COVID-19 death outside of China, was also recorded in the Philippines last year.

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