Sun. Jan 16th, 2022

MANILA – For the third straight day, the Philippines recorded yet another huge increase in the number of patient recoveries, 52.

And with it, the number of COVID-19 patients given their clean bill of health by attending physicians increased to 487, the Department of Health said.

Meanwhile, PH now has 5,878 confirmed infections after the DOH detected 218 additional new cases on Friday.

The national death toll on the other hand, marched to 387 after 25 more patients accordingly succumbed to the disease.

The DOH also said the number of individuals who have been tested from the virus now stood at 42,215 as of Thursday.

Of the more than 2.1 million infected individuals worldwide, 145,568 reportedly died from the virus while 549,592 recovered.

This is a developing story. More updates to follow. (ia/

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