PH's COVID-19 cases exceed 24,000 with 443 new cases

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 443 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to over 24,000. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 11) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 443 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to over 24,000.

The DOH said the COVID-19 overall tally has risen to 24,175 with 253 fresh cases and 190 late cases. Fresh cases refer to infections whose results were released within the last three days, while late cases were part of the validation backlog.

From the total, the agency listed 17,810 active cases or currently sick. There are 792 patients (4.4 percent) who are asymptomatic, 16,946 (95.1 percent) with mild symptoms and 55 patients (0.3 percent) with severe condition. Seventeen people (0.1) percent are in critical condition, according to DOH.

The department also noted another all-time high record for the most number of recoveries in a day after listing 270 new survivors. Total number of recoveries has jumped to 5,165, the DOH said. Meanwhile, nine other patients have died, raising the death toll to 1,036, it added.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs listed 40 new infected Filipinos in 51 countries and regions. The total number of cases among overseas Filipinos is now at 5,469 of which 1,031 have been verified by the DOH.

Eight other Filipinos in the Middle East and the Americas also died, bringing death toll among Filipinos abroad to 390, while recoveries are at 2,366, the DFA added.

On the other hand, the Philippine National Police reported six more officers contracted the disease while 14 more recovered. The number of PNP personnel with COVID-19 is at 388 and survivors at 233, the PNP said. Death toll is still at five, it added.