3,109 more COVID-19 infections bring PH total to 129,913 cases
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases is nearing the 130,000-mark after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,109 additional infected patients on Sunday.
According to DOH’s COVID-19 bulletin, 59,970 of the 129,913 cases are considered active cases, while recoveries surged to 67,673 after another 654 patients recovered.
Meanwhile, 61 new deaths due to the coronavirus brings the total death toll to 2,270.
Most of the 3,109 newly-reported cases came from the National Capital Region (NCR) at 1,700, followed by Laguna (169), Cebu province (114), Rizal (98), and Cavite (93).
NCR, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, along with Bulacan, are all currently under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) due to rising COVID-19 cases in these areas.
DOH said that majority of the cases, at 91.2 percent, remains mild while 7.5 percent are asymptomatic. At least 0.7 percent are severe cases, while 0.6 percent are in critical condition.
There are also 81 cases removed from the total case count after validation of the confirmed cases.
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