Philippines logs 1,594 new COVID-19 infections, total nears 390,000

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippines’ Department of Health (DoH) yesterday reported 1,594 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 389,725.

The DoH said 468 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 349,543. The death toll climbed to 7,409 after 42 more patients died from the virus, the DoH added.

The DoH said it had tested over 4.61 million people in the Philippines so far. The Philippines has a population of about 110 million.

Meanwhile, the DoH said that 71 healthcare workers had died from COVID-19 as of November 3.

It said that a total of 11,277 healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, had contracted the virus since the disease emerged in the country in January. Of these, 10,947 have recovered.

A man wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a mud-covered road after floodwaters caused by Typhoon Goni in Batangas city. PHOTO: AP