1,968 new COVID-19 cases push PH total to 418,818

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- Another 1,968 people in the country have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the overall tally of infected to 418,818, the latest update from the Department of Health said.

The DOH bulletin on Sunday listed the top five areas with the highest number of new cases as Cavite with 107, Quezon City with 97, Davao City with 86, Laguna with 84, and Quezon with 77.

The Health department also said that of the total count, active cases are now down to 5.8 percent or 24,209, from 33,224 posted just a day before.

This came after 10,957 more cases were tagged by the DOH as recovered, raising the number of survivors to 386,486.

The death toll, meanwhile, now stands at 8,123 with 43 new fatalities recorded Sunday.

The DOH said that of the currently ill patients, 82.5 percent experience mild symptoms, 8.2 percent have no symptoms, 5.8 percent are in critical condition, 3.2 percent are severe cases, while 0.28 percent are moderate cases.

Over 5.1 million individuals nationwide have been tested for the coronavirus, the department's tracker showed. The country's cumulative positivity rate, or the percentage of those infected out of all tested, is currently at 9.2 percent.