PH’s active COVID-19 cases breach 60,000-mark with 4,387 new infections

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total active COVID-19 cases rose to 61,733 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 4,387 cases.

According to DOH, there are now a total of 635,698 COVID-19 cases in the country.


This figure also covers 561,099 recoveries, which include 374 newly-recovered patients, and 12,866 deaths, including 18 additional fatalities.

The DOH said the active cases compose 9.7 percent of the total count, while recoveries and deaths are 88.3 and 2.02 percent of the tally.

Of the active cases, 96.8 are either mild or asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, nine duplicates, including six recoveries, were removed from the case count, while five cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Six laboratories were not able to submit their results to the COVID-19 Document Repository System on Tuesday.


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