Active cases post new single-day record at 190,245; over 12,000 new cases logged

By CNN Philippines Staff

The country logged a new record for its highest number of active cases for the third consecutive day, according to the Department of Health’s case bulletin on Saturday.

The bulletin stated that the 190,245 sick people or active case count is 22.3% of the total number of infections. The nationwide COVID-19 case tally is 853,209, including 12,674 new cases, making it the sixth time in the past two weeks that there were at least 10,000 new infections in a day. The total does not yet include data from three laboratories that have to send reports.

At least 97.2% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 1.7% no symptoms, 0.5% severe, 0.4% critical, and 0.26% moderate condition.

The death toll also climbed to 14,744 or 1.73% of the COVID-19 tally after 225 more patients died. It is the fourth time this week that the country listed more than 200 new deaths. The DOH said 49 of the new fatalities were added after validation showed they were mistakenly tagged as survivors in the previous report.

Meanwhile, 593 cases got better, raising the recovery count to 648,220 or 76% of the case total. The DOH said it removed 19 duplicates from the tally, including one death and seven recoveries.

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