CNN Philippines – The country logged 13,177 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, its second highest number of new infections in a day, pushing the total to 1,713,302.
Active cases or currently sick people also soared to 96,395 or 5.6 percent of the case tally. It’s the highest active case count following April 24 when the number of ill patients went beyond 102,000.
At least 95.8 percent of active cases have mild symptoms, 1.4 percent with severe symptoms, 1 percent asymptomatic, 0.97 percent moderate condition and 0.8 percent critical condition.
The death toll jumped to 29,838 or 1.74 percent of the COVID-19 case count after 299 more people died. This is the third highest daily fatality count, behind April 6’s record of 382 new deaths and April 9’s peak at 401 new fatalities.
The recovery tally rose to 1,587,069, which is 92.6 percent of the case total, after 4,322 more patients got better.
The DOH said it reclassified 185 survivors – 10 into active cases and 175 into deaths – after validation, and deleted 238 duplicate cases, including 229 recoveries.
The total excludes data from four laboratories that failed to submit reports on time, the DOH said. These laboratories contributed an average of 2.1 percent of samples tested and 1.5 percent of positive individuals in the last 14 days.