CNN Philippines — The country tallied 5,916 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the nationwide count to 1,473,025, the Department of Health’s latest bulletin showed.
Of the total, 49,701 are active cases or currently ill patients. At least 89.3% have mild symptoms, 5.0% are asymptomatic, 1.5% are critical, 2.4% are in severe condition, and 1.70% are experiencing moderate symptoms.
Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 25,921 after 105 more patients succumbed to the disease. The recovery count also climbed to 1,397,403, with 6,127 new COVID-19 survivors.
The DOH said 10 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which six were recoveries.
It added that 53 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
All laboratories were operational on July 9, while three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System, the DOH said. Based on data in the last 14 days, the non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.7% of samples tested and 0.5% of positive cases.
The daily positivity rate, or percentage of people that tested positive for the coronavirus, stood at 11.4% based on 47,070 tests done on July 9. The World Health Organization has recommended that the positivity rate should be kept below 5%, as higher numbers may mean high transmission.
The OCTA Research group on Saturday reported that the COVID-19 fatality rate in Metro Manila has been declining since early this year. Data showed that Metro Manila’s overall case fatality rate dropped to 1.6% in the first quarter from the 2.32% recorded in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs has received no new reports on COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos.
To date, there are 20,933 confirmed COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad. The death toll is at 1,245 while the recovery count is at 12,354.