The country’s running tally of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grew to 1,385,053 after the DOH confirmed 6,812 new infections on Friday, June 25.
Of the total cases, 55,293 were active, the DOH said in its latest case bulletin.
Majority or 90.8 percent of patients still undergoing treatment have mild symptoms, 4.6 percent were asymptomatic, 1.3 percent were in critical condition, 1.9 percent were severe, while 1.35 percent have moderate symptoms.
The Health department also reported 2,867 new recoveries, bringing the total to 1,305,608.
Meanwhile, the death count rose to 24,152 with 116 new fatalities.
Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member of the country’s vaccine expert panel (VEP), believes that the current quarantine classification in the country should be extended as a precaution to the threat of the Delta variant.
“I highly recommend that kasi especially now merong (because especially now there is an) impending problem with the Delta variant,” said Solante in a press briefing on Friday.
“Siguro tingnan natin in the next 15 days again kung ano ang magiging trend ng kaso natin (Maybe let’s see in the next 15 days what the trend of our case will be),” he added.
Solante hopes that the Delta variant will not spread in the communities. Currently, the Philippines detected 17 cases of Delta variant involving returning overseas Filipinos.
“Sana naman hindi darating iyan dito sa Pilipinas (I hope that will not come to the Philippines) because that will be really dangerous in terms… for the number of cases,” he said.
Health experts previously said that a person infected with Delta variant can transmit the virus to six to eight people.