The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to rise.
On Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,494 additional cases, raising the Philippines’ cumulative tally to 41,830 on Saturday.
The biggest chunk of the new cases were classified as “late” or test results released four days ago or earlier with 1,091. Meanwhile, there were 403 “fresh” cases or test results released within the last three days.
The DOH also reported that there are now 11,453 patients who have recovered from the dreaded illness, with 380 new survivors. However, 10 more patients died, bringing the death toll to 1,290.
Based on the recent DOH COVID-19 situationer, there are 27,983 active cases as of July 3, 94.8 percent or 26,528 of them exhibiting mild symptoms.
Moreover, 3,422 healthcare workers have been infected by COVID-19 as of July 2, of which 2,643 have recovered and 34 have died, the DOH said.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire had earlier announced that they will introduce a “new way of reporting” COVID-19 cases starting next week and will no longer use the classification of “fresh” and “late” cases.
The DOH official stressed anew its call to the public to follow the minimum health standards to reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19.“Bawat isang tao sa ating bansa is the solution. Kailangan meron tayong responsibility para alagaan ang ating sarili [Every single person in our country is the solution. We have a responsibility to take care of ourselves],” said Vergeire