DOH lists 6,664 new COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Philippines — Another 6,664 new COVID-19 cases were listed in the country on Monday, pushing the total to 1,555,396, the Department of Health’s latest bulletin showed

Of the nationwide tally, 55,140 are active cases or currently ill patients. At least 93.6% have mild symptoms, 1.1% are asymptomatic, 1.4% are in critical condition, 2.3% have severe symptoms, and 1.61% are experiencing moderate symptoms.

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Meanwhile, 23 more patients died of COVID-19, with the fatality toll reaching 27,247. The recovery count jumped to 1,473,009, with 5,766 new survivors reported.

The DOH said that 23 duplicates were removed from the nationwide count, of which, nine were recoveries.

It added that 17 cases that were previously reported as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

One laboratory was not in operation last July 24, while eight laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. The DOH said the non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 2.3% of samples tested and 2.0% of positive cases.

The daily positivity rate, or percentage of people who tested positive, stood at 13.4% based on 45,369 tests done on July 24. The World Health Organization recommends positivity rates of below 5%, as bigger numbers may indicate high transmission.

Reporting by Nadine Castro

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