CNN Philippines – The country logged over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day on Saturday after 8,147 more people got infected, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
The DOH case bulletin listed a total of 1,588,965 infections in the country, with 3.8 percent or 60,887 active cases or currently sick. At least 93.8 percent of the active cases have mild symptoms, 2.1 percent have severe symptoms, 1.52 percent are in moderate condition, 1.3 percent are in critical condition and 1.3 percent are asymptomatic.
The DOH also reported 167 new fatalities – the third day in a row this week with over 100 new deaths – pushing the toll to 27,889, which is 1.76 percent of the case count.
The number of recoveries also rose to 1,500,189 or 94.4 percent of the nationwide tally, after 9,117 more people got better. The DOH said it reclassified 104 survivors – two into active cases and 102 into deaths – after validation, and deleted six duplicate recoveries.
The total excludes data from three laboratories – one that failed to submit its report on time and two that were not operational on July 29. These laboratories contributed an average of 1.8 percent of samples tested and 1.6 percent of positive individuals in the last 14 days, the DOH said.