DOH records 2,886 new COVID-19 cases

Published March 10, 2021, 4:15 PM

by Analou de Vera

The Philippines recorded less than 3,000 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, raising the total number of confirmed infections to over 603,000.

Chairwoman Almira M. Calip of Barangay 351 zone 35 district III Manila uses a megaphone to remind her constituents regarding lockdown rules that will be implemented in their barangay, on 10 March 2021. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Department of Health (DOH) said it detected 2,886 more cases nationwide. This brought the nationwide cumulative tally to 603,308.

The DOH noted that four duplicates were removed from the total case count.

It was also announced that the death toll increased to 12,545 after 17 more deaths were recorded.

There were also 221 new survivors, increasing the tally of recoveries to 546,293.

Active cases or those who were still undergoing treatment for COVID-19 stood at 44,470 or 7.4 percent of the overall tally, the DOH noted.

Of the active cases, 91.7 percent have mild symptoms, four percent were asymptomatic, 1.7 percent were in critical condition, 1.7 percent were in severe condition, and 0.80 percent have moderate symptoms.