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COVID-19 instances in Philippines high 550,000 with 1,184 new instances

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(Philstar.com) – February 17, 2021 – 4:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — The full variety of COVID-19 instances within the nation has reached 553,424 with the Division of Well being reporting Wednesday that 1,184 extra individuals contracted the illness.

Of the full, the DOH stated that 29,814 or 5.4% are nonetheless energetic, or sufferers who’re nonetheless being managed in isolation services or hospitals.

The DOH additionally reported 53 new fatalities because of the respiratory illness, bringing the demise toll to 11,577 or 2.09% of all instances.

It additionally stated that 271 extra individuals recovered from the illness, pushing the full variety of survivors to 512,033, representing 92.5% of all instances.

  • Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez stated the Philippines has signed indemnification agreements with drugmakers Pfizer and AstraZeneca beneath the World Well being Group-led COVAX facility. Galvez stated drugmakers wished the deal, which holds them innocent in case of opposed occasions as a result of coronavirus vaccines, over issues with the nation’s earlier expertise with the Dengvaxia vaccine.
  • Home Speaker Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque) stated he helps the Nationwide Financial Improvement Authority’s proposal for the complete nation to be positioned beneath the laxest quarantine regime by March, even when coronavirus vaccines have but to be rolled out.
  • The variety of new instances of COVID-19 reported worldwide fell by 16% final week to 2.7 million, the World Well being Group stated.

— Xave Gregorio with stories from Franco Luna and AFP

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