2,025 new COVID-19 cases bring PH total to 309,303
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ number of COVID-19 cases shot up to 309,303 after 2,025 new infections were recorded, according to the latest data released by the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday.
Of the total cases, 50,925 are considered active cases, of which 86.5 percent are mild, 8.8 percent are asymptomatic, 3.3 percent are critical and 1.4 percent are severe.
Metro Manila continues to be the top in terms of having newly-announced cases with 628, followed by Cavite with 279, Negros Occidental with 218, Laguna with 108, and Bulacan with 102.
The latest data also showed that the health department reported 290 new recoveries, bringing the total to 252,930.
Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 death toll also rose to 5,448 after 68 new fatalities were logged.
The DOH noted that 10 duplicates, of which four were recoveries and one death, were removed from the total case count.
Further, there were also 21 cases previously tagged as recoveries but were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
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