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PH logs 5,790 new COVID-19 cases

May 16, 2021 People's Tonight 512 views

CNN Philippines — The country logged 5,790 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, the Department of Health said in its latest bulletin.

Of the 1,143,963 nationwide total, 54,904 are active cases. The DOH added that 93.3% are experiencing mild symptoms, 2.1% are asymptomatic, 1.4% are in critical condition, 1.9% are in severe condition, and 1.23% are experiencing moderate symptoms.

Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 19,191 with 140 new deaths.

The DOH said 90 cases previously reported as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

The number of COVID-19 survivors also climbed to 1,069,868, after 7,541 more patients recovered from the disease.

The DOH noted that 14 duplicates were removed from the nationwide tally, wherein 10 are recoveries.

The daily positivity rate, or rate of people who tested positive, is 13.2% out of 36,318 tests done on May 14. According to the World Health Organization, the rate should be below 5% as high rates may mean high transmission.

The DOH said all laboratories were operational on May 14, while six laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.

The OCTA research team earlier said the average number of cases per day in Metro Manila went down by 30% to 1,644 over the past week. From May 9 to 15, the country had a seven-day average of 6,191 new cases, which was 10% lower than the previous week, it added.

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs has received no new reports on COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad, where the number of infections remains at 18,607. The death toll and number of recoveries are still at 1,162 and 11,369, respectively.