The nationwide count of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases is now nearing 600,000.
The Department of Health on Monday, March 8, recorded 3,356 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 597,763.
The case bulletin of the DOH also showed 61 new recoveries and five new deaths.
This means there are now 545,913 total recoveries and 12,521 total deaths.
The DOH said there were 39,330 active COVID-19 cases in the country. Of the active cases, 91.2 percent were mild cases, 4.0 percent were asymptomatic cases, 2.0 percent were critical cases, 2.0 percent were severe cases, and 0.83 percent were moderate cases.
“Five duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, two are recoveries,” said DOH.
“Six labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS) on March 7, 2021,” it added.