DOH reports 10,726 new COVID infections; active cases now at 193,476
MANILA, Philippines — Total COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 193,476 on Friday as health authorities report additional 10,726 coronavirus cases.
According to DOH, the country has so far recorded a total of 914,971 COVID-19 cases since the first case detected in January last year.
Meanwhile, 650 more people have recovered, raising the number of patients who have survived the disease to 705,757. The DOH said recoveries represent 77.1 percent of the tally.
However, there were additional 145 deaths, which puts the death toll to 15,738 or 1.72 percent of the total case count.
The DOH said active cases account for 21.1 percent of the caseload. Of the active cases, 98.8 percent are mild and asymptomatic.
On the positivity rate, the health agency said 19.7 percent of the 41,905 people who were tested were found positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
According to DOH, 40 duplicates, including 18 recoveries and one death, were removed from the total case count. Thirty-nine cases that were earlier counted as recoveries are now classified as deaths following validation.
Six laboratories were not able to submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System on Thursday.
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