PHL logs 2nd biggest one-day tally: 14,749 new Covid-19 cases


THE Philippines recorded the second biggest single-day tally of Covid-19 cases since April after 14,749 additional infections were logged on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,741,616.

The Department of Health (DOH) also reported 10,720 recoveries and 270 deaths.

Of the total number of infections, 5.9 percent (102,748) are active, 92.4 percent (1,608,528) have recovered, and 1.74 percent (30,340) have died.

The DOH said 364 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 360 are recoveries.

Moreover, five cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases. The 141 cases tagged previously as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on August 13, 2021 while 3 laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.9 percent of samples tested and 1.1 percent of positive individuals.

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