CNN Philippines — The country logged 6,426 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the Department of Health’s latest bulletin showed.
Of the 1,322,053 total cases nationwide, 59,096 or 4.5% are active cases. At least 91.8% are experiencing mild symptoms, 3.9% are asymptomatic, 1.3% are in critical condition, 1.8% are severe, and 1.28% are experiencing moderate symptoms.
Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 22,845 after 57 more patients died of the viral disease.
The number of recoveries also rose to 1,240,112, with 7,145 new survivors.
The DOH said 12 duplicates were removed from the nationwide tally, of which nine are recoveries.
It added that 10 cases previously reported as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
The DOH also said all laboratories were operational last June 12, but 10 of them failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. Based on data in the last 14 days, the 10 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.9% of samples tested and 2.1% of positive cases.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate or percentage of individuals who tested positive is 13.7% based on 41,244 tests done as of June 12. The World Health Organization recommends percentage below 5% as higher rates may mean high transmission.
With the idea being floated to shift NCR Plus to a “regular” general community quarantine on the second half of June, the DOH also warned on Monday that the COVID-19 situation is worsening in areas surrounding the bubble.
The OCTA Research Group earlier said the daily average number of new cases in the capital region decreased by 17% to 926 on June 4 to 10.
The DOH said improvements in the COVID-19 situation in Metro Manila and nearby provinces could easily diminish if restrictions will be lifted hastily.
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported 174 new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total number to 20,267.
The death toll among overseas Filipinos rose to 1,217 with 18 new deaths. The number of COVID-19 survivors abroad also climbed to 12,085 after eight more patients recovered.