The total number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country rose to 582,223 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,783 new infections on Wednesday, March 3.
Six percent of the total tally or 35,056 were active cases, the DOH noted in its latest case bulletin.
Ninety percent of the active cases have mild symptoms, 4.7 percent were asymptomatic, 2.2 percent were in critical condition, 2.2 percent were severe, and 0.84 percent were in moderate condition.
There were also additional 330 recoveries, pushing the number of patients who have been cleared from the disease to 534,778.
However, 20 more deaths were reported on Wednesday. This pushed the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 12,389.
“Sa kabila ng pagdating ng dagdag na proteksyon ng mga bakuna sa COVID-19, ugaliin ang wastong paggamit ng face masks at full-coverage face shields, physical distancing na hindi bababa sa isang metro, madalas na paghugas ng kamay (Despite the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, still practice the proper use of face masks and full-coverage face shields, physical distancing of at least one meter, and frequent hand washing),” the DOH said.
“Ang minimum public health standards ay nanatiling pangunahing depensa laban sa tuluyang pagkalat ng anumang variant or mutation ng COVID-19, (The minimum public health standards remain the primary defense against the spread of any variant or mutation of COVID-19),” it added.