The Philippines recorded 4,353 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,372,232, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
Based on the latest case bulletin, the number of active cases is at 49,862, which is equivalent to 3.6 percent of the country’s cumulative tally.
Of the active cases, 90.4 percent are experiencing mild symptoms, 4.5 percent are asymptomatic, 1.5 percent are critical, 2.1 percent are severe, and 1.49 percent are experiencing moderate symptoms.
There were 119 cases that were confirmed as deaths. This brought the death count to 23,928 which represents 1.74 percent of all cases.
The recovery count rose to 1,298,442 or 94.6 percent of the country’s total tally after 7,139 more patients beat the virus.
The DOH said that nationally, the case trend is currently decreasing.
In the areas of Visayas and Mindanao, however, the number of cases is still on the upward trend.
All regions in Luzon, except for Cordillera Administrative Region, are showing a decrease in infections.
“This is not a marathon, not a race. It took mere weeks to reach the new peak in cases but the decline in trend takes months even with the strict community quarantine classification,” said DOH Epidemiology Bureau Director Alethea De Guzman in an online forum.
“Regions have to monitor not just the daily data but trends to see if we are doing better or worse. And act fast,” she added.