DOH logs over 5,000 more COVID-19 infections anew; active cases top 45,000

MANILA, Philippines — Two days after registering a daily case count of below 4,000, the country recorded 5,221 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,490,665, the Department of Health said.

The DOH case bulletin said 3.1% of the case tally, or 45,495, are active cases or currently sick patients, with at least 91.4% experiencing mild symptoms, 2.8% with severe symptoms, 2.1% without symptoms, 1.96% in moderate condition, and 1.7% in critical condition.

The death toll climbed to 26,314, or 1.77% of the COVID-19 count, after 82 more people lost their lives to the disease. The recovery tally is at 1,418,856, or 95.2% of the case total, after 4,147 more people got better.

The DOH said it reclassified 98 survivors — 52 as active cases and 46 as fatalities —after validation and deleted 13 duplicates, including ten recoveries.

The total excludes data from four laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time, the DOH said. These laboratories contributed an average of 2.4% of samples tested and 2.3% of positive individuals in the last 14 days.

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