DOH logs 6,895 new COVID-19 cases

Published April 28, 2021, 4:10 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,895 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, April 28.


The addition of the more than 6,800 new cases brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,020,495.

The case bulletin of the DOH also showed 10,739 new recoveries and 115 new deaths.

With these, the total number of recoveries rose to 935,695 while the death toll climbed to 17,031.

Of the 67,769 active cases, 94.9 percent were mild, 1.6 percent were asymptomatic, 1.1 percent were critical, 1.4 percent were severe and 0.95 percent were moderate.

The DOH said 18 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 12 of these were recoveries.

“Moreover, 59 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

The DOH said one lab was not operational on April 26, 2021 while 5 labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).