New Covid infections remain high at 9,475

The Department of Health reported 9,475 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the third highest daily caseload since the pandemic hit last year.

The Philippines now has a total of 721,892 cases. Active cases remained high at  105,568, but most of those infected had mild or no symptoms.

The DOH reported that 22,000 more patients survived the virus, for a recovery count of 603,154.

The death toll rose to 13,170 after 11 more patients died.

Worldwide, there are now 126.7 million virus cases, including 2.7 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.