The Department of Health (DOH) reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s running tally to 1,315,639 on Sunday, June 13.
The DOH said that 7,302 new cases were detected. This figure raised the active infections nationwide to 59,865, which is 4.6 percent of the country’s total case count.
Majority of the active cases or 91.2 percent have mild symptoms. Meanwhile, 4.6 percent have no symptoms, 1.8 percent have severe symptoms, 1.3 percent were in critical condition, and 1.26 percent were in moderate condition.
In a radio interview on Sunday, DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said that COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) continue to decline.
“Pansin natin ngayon na dito sa NCR, unti-unting bumababa pero hindi pa natin masabi na we are out of the woods pero nagde-decrease na siya (We notice now that here in NCR, it is gradually decreasing but we still cannot say that we are out of the woods but it is decreasing),” he said
Vega, meanwhile, said that they are still observing the COVID-19 situation in Calabarzon region as infections are still quite high. “Meron pa rin silang number of new cases na kailangan talaga mako-kontrol kasi parang nagpla-plateau pa rin sila ng mataas (They still have a number of new cases that really need to be controlled because they still seem to be plateauing upward),” he said.
Health authorities are still closely monitoring the areas in Visayas and Mindanao due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The areas that are currently experiencing a spike are Dumaguete, Bacolod, Caraga region, Davao region, Cagayan De Oro, and areas of Zamboanga, said Vega.
“Ito yung mga bahagi ng Visayas at Mindanao na kung pansinin natin nagkakaroon ng new active cases o konting surge sa mga lugar na iyon (These are the parts of Visayas and Mindanao that we noticed there is a slight surge of new active cases),” he said.
Among the factors that drive the spike include increased mobility and presence of coronavirus variants, said Vega.
Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 death toll also increased by 137 to 22,788. The case fatality rate remains at 1.73. “Sixty five cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH noted.
Meanwhile, the recovery count stood at 1,232,986 after 7,701 more patients were tagged as recoveries.