The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 7,186 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday, July 27, the highest single-day rise for this month.
The new cases brought the country’s cumulative tally to 1,562,420.
Of the overall tally, 56,477 are active cases. Of the currently ill patients, 93.8 percent have mild symptoms, 1.1 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are in critical condition, 2.3 percent have severe symptoms, and 1.58 percent are experiencing moderate symptoms.
Also, 72 more patients died due to COVID-19 with the death toll reaching 27,318. The country’s case fatality rate is at 1.75 percent.
The recovery count also increased to 1,478,625 with 5,672 new survivors reported, the DOH said.
The OCTA research group said that there is already a surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila amid the threat of the Delta variant.
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DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III urged the different local government units to conduct aggressive active case finding, community testing, contact tracing, and isolation.
“Patuloy ang aming pakikipag ugnayan sa mga local government units, sa mga kinatawan ng pribadong sektor, na talagang bantayan ito at talagang gawin ang lahat ng makakaya para maputol ang kadena ng hawaan (We are coordinating with local government units and representatives of the private sector to really monitor this and really do everything possible to break the chain of transmission),” he said.