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PH’s new COVID-19 cases highest in 2 months

August 1, 2021 People's Tonight 274 views

CNN Philippines — The country recorded 8,735 more COVID-19 cases on Sunday, marking its highest single-day count since May 28 and the third consecutive day new infections topped 8,000.

Department of Health data showed the latest additions brought the cumulative case tally to 1,597,689.

Of the nationwide total, 63,646 or 4% are active cases — the highest since May 7. Around 94% are tagged as mild, 1.3% as asymptomatic, 1.45% as moderate, 2.1% as severe, and 1.2% as critical.

The viral illness also killed 127 more people, 75 of whom were previously tagged as recoveries before final validation, the DOH said. A total of 28,016 lives nationwide have now been lost to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of survivors reached 1,506,027 with 5,930 more recoveries.

The figures translate to a case fatality rate of 1.75% and a recovery rate of 94.3%.

The DOH said the updated count did not include results from four testing laboratories which have yet to submit their reports. Two facilities were also not operational on July 30.

It added that nine patients earlier classified as having recovered turned out to be active cases. It also said it removed from its data 11 duplicate entries, including eight recoveries