DOH confirms 2,651 new COVID-19 cases

Published February 26, 2021, 4:52 PM

by Analou de Vera

The country has logged 2,651 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the highest single-day rise for this year.


The newly detected cases pushed the country’s number of active cases to 34,498. The overall tally of confirmed cases stood at 571,327, as shown in the latest case bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH).

“Four duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, one is a recovery, the DOH noted.

Most of the active cases or 88.4 percent are experiencing mild symptoms, 6.4 percent are asymptomatic, 2.3 percent are in critical condition, 2.1 percent are in severe condition, and 0.74 percent are in moderate condition.

Recoveries also climbed to 524,582 as the DOH confirmed that 561 more patients have beaten the disease.

However, 46 more patients died, causing the death toll to jump to 12,247.

The DOH reminded the public to continue observing the health protocols to protect themselves against the COVID-19.

“Sa ating pang araw-araw na pamumuhay, ugaliin ang paggamit ng face mask, full-coverage face shield, hindi bababa sa isang metrong physical distancing, at palagiang paghuhugas o pagsasanitize ng ating mga kamay (In our daily lives, always wear a  face mask and full-coverage face shields; observe one meter physical distancing, and often wash your hands),” it said.