The Department of Health (DOH) recorded an additional 543 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Monday, Dec. 6.
This data from DOH brought the total country’s tally since the onset of the pandemic to 2,835,154. Of the total number, 0.5 percent or 13,548 were active cases.
DOH said that among the active cases, 5,545 have mild symptoms; 3,898 have moderate symptoms; 2,366 have severe symptoms; 1,063 were asymptomatic, while 676 were in critical condition.
There were also 830 new recoveries bringing the total to 2,772,107 or 97.8 percent of the total number of cases while 113 deaths were recorded bringing the tally to 49,999 or 1.75 percent of the total number.
DOH reminded the public that improving case trends should not entail complacency since the threat of COVID-19 is still present.
“To prevent the spread of COVID-19 or its variants, let us remember to practice the minimum public health standards such as wearing of face mask and shield, physical distancing, regular washing of hands, ensuring there is enough airflow when inside enclosed spaces,” DOH said.
The agency also urged LGUs to continue active case finding to immediately detect and isolate cases and investigate case clusters to further cut COVID-19 transmission and ramp up the country’s coverage especially among the high-risk groups such as senior citizens and those with underlying conditions.