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Philippines logs record daily COVID-19 deaths as data reclassified

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Philippines logs record daily COVID-19 deaths as data reclassified
Philippines logs record daily COVID-19 deaths as data reclassified   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">MANILA</span> – The Philippines on Saturday reported its highest single-day coronavirus deaths, mostly due to the reclassification of previous cases, the health ministry said.</p> <p>In a bulletin, the ministry recorded 423 <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 deaths, eclipsing the 401 casualties reported on April. 9.</p> <p>However, 373 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified and added to the death toll on Saturday, it added.</p> <p>With nearly 2.8 million cases and 43,044 deaths, the Philippines has Southeast Asia’s second highest infections and casualties, next to Indonesia.</p> <p>But it is gradually loosening curbs to further reopen the economy as cases have eased to a daily average of roughly 7,700 in October from the peak of nearly 18,600 daily confirmed infections in September.</p> <p>The Philippines has so far fully vaccinated 26.8 million of its 110 million population.</p> <p/> </div>