Philippines tops 40,000 coronavirus deaths

October 13, 2021 | 5:07pm

Philippines tops 40,000 coronavirus deaths
Commuters queue for EDSA Carousel bus at Nepa Q-mart station in Quezon City on Oct. 11, 2021.

MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus deaths in the Philippines surpassed the 40,000th mark on Wednesday as authorities reported 173 new fatalities and 7,181 more infections.

Total number of deaths from the pandemic at home stood at 40,069, while the overall count of cases was at 2,690,455. DOH said two laboratories did not submit screening results. 

  • Active cases: 82,411 or 3.1% of the total
  • Recoveries: 6,889 bringing the number to 2,567,975
  • Deaths: 173, or now 40,069 overall 

COVID-19 worries

  • More adult Filipinos are concerned they might catch the coronavirus, according to a survey. The 91% of 1,200 respondents was up from the 87% in June this year. 
  • Police Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Phlippine National Police, said he will dismiss a cop from service over his alleged involvement in the illegal selling of the COVID-19 treatment drug tocilizumab. 
  • The Philippines has administered over 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, official data showed. Some 23.53 million individuals are now fully vaccinated, while 26.93 million are with their first dose. 


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