DOH COVID-19 update as of December 1, 2020
The Department of Health (DOH) gave an update about its latest COVID-19 tally as of 4:00 p.m. of December 1, 2020.
According to its COVID-19 Case Bulletin #262 dated December 1, 2020, the Department of Health recorded 1,298 newly-reported COVID-19 cases. This brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease to 432,925.
Also, the Department of Health reported 25,725 total active cases wherein 84.0% were mild cases, 7.4% were asymptomatic cases, 5.4% were critical cases, 2.9% were severe cases, and 0.30% were moderate cases.
Moreover, the Department of Health identified the top five areas with the highest number of new coronavirus cases as of December 1 only: Ilocos Norte with 84 new cases, City of Manila with 61 new cases, Quezon with 55 new cases, Laguna with 50 new cases, and Negros Occidental with 47 new cases.
Aside from the number of confirmed cases, the Department of Health had recorded 135 newly-reported recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 398,782. Also, the Department of Health recorded 27 newly-reported fatalities, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 8,418.
While the coronavirus disease was still present in the Philippines and the number of COVID-19 cases kept on increasing, the Department of Health constantly reminded the public to continually follow the minimum public health standards.
For its message of the day, the DOH said that they’re currently observing World AIDS Day as they continued to fight against HIV and its associated discrimination even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.