The Philippines on Sunday recorded 8,735 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, raising the number of active cases to more than 63,000, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
This was the third straight day that the country has recorded more than 8,000 new cases.
With the detection of new cases, the country’s cumulative total reached 1,597,689 cases, of which 63,646, or four percent are still active, the DOH said in its latest case bulletin.
Of the active cases, 94 percent were experiencing mild symptoms, 1.3 percent were without symptoms, 2.1 percent with severe symptoms, 1.2 percent were in critical condition, while 1.45 percent were in moderate condition.
In a radio interview, DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said that COVID-19 cases are currently rising in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao.
Meanwhile, the recovery total also jumped to 1,506,027 or 94.3 percent of the COVID-19 tally after 5,930 more patients were tagged as recovered.
However, there were also 127 new deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 28,016. The case fatality rate is at 1.75 percent.