DOH records 8,571 new COVID-19 cases

Published April 13, 2021, 4:53 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, April 13, recorded 8,571 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

A mural depicting the importance of using a mask to protect people from the covid-19 virus is seen at the national shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help or Redemptorist Church in Baclaran, Paranaque on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

The additional 8,000 new cases brought the total number of cases in the country to 884,783.

Total recoveries was at 703,963 with 400 new recoveries while total deaths was at 15,286 with 137 new deaths.

Of the 165,534 active cases, 96.9 percent are mild, 1.8 percent asymptomatic, 0.4 percent critical, severe 0.5 percent and 0.31 percent moderate.

The DOH said 13 duplicates were removed from the total case count and eight of these are recoveries.

“Moreover, 54 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” said the Health department.

The DOH said nine labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS) on April 12, 2021.