The country recorded 5,735 more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, pushing the total number of those who contracted the viral illness to 1,572,287.
Active cases or those still undergoing treatment are at 56,273, the DOH said in its latest case bulletin on Thursday, July 29.
Of the active cases, 93.5 percent were suffering from mild symptoms, 1.2 percent were asymptomatic, 1.4 percent were in critical condition, 2.3 percent were severe, while 1.61 percent were in moderate condition.
The DOH also recorded 176 more fatalities, raising the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 27,577.
The recovery count also jumped to 1,488,437 with 4,069 new recoveries.
The Philippines also recorded 97 new cases of Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. Of this, 88 were local infections. The total number of Delta variant cases in the country already stood at 216.
Amid the threat of this more contagious variant of coronavirus, the country was classified again as “moderate risk” for COVID-19 as cases continue to increase.
The rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, meanwhile, is considered a “cause for concern,” said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
She also flagged 11 cities in Metro Manila due to the increasing number of cases. These are Makati, Las Pinas, Pasay, Pasig, Taguig, Paranaque, Manila, Valenzuela, Navotas, Marikina, and Caloocan.