COVID-19 cases in PH top 401,000 with 1,672 new infections

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — The country’s coronavirus tally surpassed 401,000 on Wednesday with 1,672 more infections tallied by the Department of Health.

The case count now stands at 401,416, of whom 31,489 or 7.9 percent are currently ill patients.

Cavite City logged the highest number of new patients with 100, followed by Davao City with 99, Quezon City with 81, Batangas with 78, and Baguio City with 70.

The DOH also reported that 311 more patients have been cleared of COVID-19, raising the total to 362,217 survivors. This represents around 90 percent of all those infected.

Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 7,710 with 49 new deaths.

DOH said the updated nationwide tally excludes data from eight testing laboratories which failed to submit their reports on Tuesday.

Five duplicates were removed from the case count, while 10 cases mistakenly reported as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation, it added.

A separate report by the Department of Foreign Affairs showed nine more Filipinos residing abroad were also infected, bringing the total to 11,510. Two new survivors raised the recovery count to 7,458, while the death toll remained at 828 for the eighth consecutive day.

Around 51.6 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, based on Johns Hopkins University data. Over 1.2 million of this number died, while 33.6 million already recovered.