The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 6,560 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, July 21 – raising the country’s running case tally to 1,524,449.
Of the total, 3.1 percent or 47,996 cases are still active. The DOH said that 92.1 percent of these patients have mild symptoms, 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.6 percent are in critical condition, 2.6 percent are in severe condition, and 1.84 percent are moderate cases.
The total number of recoveries jumped to 1,449,579 or 95.1 percent of the country’s overall case count, after 5,364 new recoveries were recorded.
Meanwhile, the DOH also confirmed 32 new fatalities. This caused the death toll to jump to 26,874, representing 1.76 percent of all COVID-19 cases recorded in the country.
“Sa pagdetect ng Delta variant sa ating bansa iwasan natin ang pagiging kampante. Sumunod po tayo lahat sa minimum public health standards (As we detect the Delta variant in our country, let us avoid complacency. We should all follow the minimum public health standards),” said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
“Lagi natin tandaan na ang Delta variant ay highly transmissible. Alam natin kung ano ang nangyari sa ibang bansa…Let us be very cautious. Kailangan lagi tayong aware at sumusunod sa ating mga protocols (Let us always remember that the Delta variant is highly transmissible. We are aware of what happened in other countries … Let us be very cautious. We must always be aware and follow our protocols),” she added.