MANILA, Philippines — At least 65 more deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, bringing the death toll to 1,599.
On the other hand, DOH said that there are 4,325 additional recoveries, as the total number of patients who recovered from the disease now stands at 20,371.
There are now 57,006 confirmed cases nationwide — of which 35,036 are active — after another 836 cases were reported.
The increase in deaths came after DOH failed to give an update on the COVID-19 bulletin for Sunday, and hours after reporting the highest single-day spike in casualties, at 162 deaths.
However, health authorities clarified that only 51 of the 162 deaths came in the month of July, 90 were from June, 20 from May and one from April.
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