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Philippines logs another record-high 4,963 new COVID-19 cases, total now exceeds 98K

Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs arrive at an airport after being allowed to go home following weeks of quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, August 1 logged another record-high 4,963 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 98,232.

DOH also reported that the number of recoveries rose to 65,265 after 93 more patients recovered from the said virus while 17 fatalities were added, bringing the death toll to 2,039.

The total active cases are now 30,928.

Of the 4,963 additional cases reported today, 4,841 (98%) occurred in July and 3,981 (80%) cases occurred within the recent 14 days (July 19 to August 1). The top regions with cases within the recent 14 days were Metro Manila (2,087 or 52%), Region 4A (959 or 24%) and Region 7 (223 or 6%).

Meanwhile, of the 17 deaths, 13 (76%) in July and 4 (24%) in June. Deaths were from Metro Manila (5 or 29%), Region 4A (5 or 29%), Region 7 (4 or 24%), Region 1 (2 or 12%), and Region 9 (1 or 6%).

There were eighty-five (85) duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, six recovered cases and one death have been removed.

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