MANILA, Philippines — An additional 823 coronavirus infections were reported by the Department of Health (DOH) through its COVID-19 tracker on Tuesday, bringing active cases to 10,032.
The new infections also brought the country’s total COVID-19 caseload to 3,710,145, including 3,639,503 recovered patients and 60,610 deaths.
These new infections are relatively low compared to the past week which had been consistently above the 1,000 mark, with 1,188 cases reported on Monday, July 4. It is also lower than the average daily infections recorded from June 27 to July 3 at 1,057.
It should be noted, however, that the low number may be attributed to the low number of tests conducted as only 13,323 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on Sunday, July 3.
In terms of the number of infections per region in the past two weeks, Metro Manila continues to lead with 5,918 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 2,353 cases and the Western Visayas with 1,043.
Quezon City, meanwhile, topped the list of cities with the most reported cases at 1,267, trailed by Manila with 858 and Makati with 791.
The DOH’s COVID-19 tracker also showed that 19,055 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Monday, July 4.