New COVID-19 cases reach 1,960 mark

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The Department of Health (DOH) today recorded an additional 1,960 new COVID-19 cases in the country.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 547,255 based on data recorded in Case Bulletin #336 released by the DOH.

Out of this total, 95 percent are considered mild or asymptomatic, 2.3 percent are considered critical, 2.2 percent recorded as severe, while 0.64 percent are considered having moderate symptoms.

Meanwhile, a total of 133 cases were noted to have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 500,781 cases.

There were also 12 deaths from COVID-19 recorded today, further raising the number to 11,507 COVID-19 deaths.

While the nation takes part in the celebration of the Lunar New Year, the DOH continues to urge the public to observe and follow the mandated minimum public health standards.

These include the proper wearing of face masks and face shields, avoiding crowded places, maintaining of appropriate physical distancing, and frequent washing and sanitizing of hands as primary means of defense to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and any of its variants.

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