CNN Philippines — Over 11,000 more people nationwide tested positive for COVID-19, while around 41,000 more infected patients have gotten well — the country’s highest daily rise in recoveries, the Department of Health reported on Sunday.
Figures showed the nationwide case tally rose to 795,051 with 11,028 newly confirmed infections. These do not include the latest data from five testing laboratories which have yet to submit their reports.
Of the total count, the DOH said 135,526 or 17% are active cases. Of these currently ill patients, 97.4% have mild symptoms, 1% have no symptoms, 0.6% are critical cases, 0.6% are severe, and 0.36% are moderate.
The country also recorded an all-time high increase in recoveries with 41,205 more patients cleared of COVID-19. This broke the previous record of 40,397 survivors set on August 16 of last year. The total recoveries have now surged to 646,100, which accounts for 81.3% of all those infected.
Meanwhile, the death toll grew to 13,425 after the disease killed two more people. Both of these cases were previously tagged as recoveries and were reclassified as deaths after final validation, the DOH said.
The department also noted it removed 20 duplicates from its data, including eight survivors, after final validation.