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PH reports 7,379 new COVID-19 cases

CNN Philippines — The country listed 7,379 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number to 953,106, the Department of Health’s Tuesday case bulletin stated.

However, the count excludes data from eight laboratories that were unable to submit their reports on time, the department noted.

Active cases continue to drop with 127,006 sick patients in the latest count, equivalent to 13.3% of the total infections. At least 96.9% of the active cases showed mild symptoms, 1.3% have no symptoms, 0.7% are in moderate condition, 0.6% are in a critical state, and 0.48% cases are moderate, the bulletin showed.

Meanwhile, a surge of recoveries was recorded with 21,664 cured patients, pushing the survivor count to 809,959 or 85% of the case tally.

The death toll also climbed to 16,141 or 1.69% of the COVID-19 total after 93 more patients succumbed to the disease. The DOH said 20 of the newly added deaths were mistakenly reported as recoveries in the previous report while 18 duplicate cases were deleted, including seven survivors.