COVID-19 infections nearing 403,000 as deaths hit 7,721


THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 1,407 coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 402,820.

The death toll rose by 11 to 7,721, while recoveries increased by 211 to 362,417, it said in a bulletin.

There were 32,682 active cases, 83.6% of which were mild, 9.4% did not show symptoms, 4.4% were critical, 2.4% were severe and 0.1% were moderate.

Davao City reported the highest number of new cases at 214, followed by Eastern Samar and Rizal at 75 each, Cavite at 64 and Quezon province at 54.

DoH said three duplicates had been removed from the tally, while eight cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths. Seventeen laboratories failed to submit data on Nov. 11, it added.

The coronavirus has sickened about 52.5 million and killed 1.3 million people worldwide, according to the Worldometers website, citing various sources including data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

About 36.7 million people have recovered, it said.

It added that active cases stood at 14.5 million, 1% or 95,045 of which were either serious or critical.

The United States had the most infections at 10.7 million, followed by India with 8.7 million and Brazil with 5.7 million. The US also had the most deaths at 247,398, Brazil had 163,406 and India had 128,165. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas

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