The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines surged to 57,545 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 634 more infections—302 “fresh” or newly validated and 332 reported late.
Total recoveries also rose to 20,459 after 88 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness, while the death toll climbed to 1,603 with six new fatalities, according to DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #122.
Of the 6 deaths, 4 (67%) in July and 2 (33%) in June.
Deaths were from NCR (3 or 50%), Region 7 (2 or 33%), and Region 5 (1 or 17%).
Ninety-five duplicates were removed from total case count, of these, two duplicates previously reported as a death have been removed from the case count after final verification.
There are also 35,483 active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine, 91.4 percent of which are mild, 7.7 percent are asymptomatic, 0.4 percent are severe, and 0.5 percent are in critical condition.
The DOH said figures were based on the total tests done by 65 out of 82 current operational labs.
Several private hospitals across Metro Manila earlier said beds allocated for COVID-19 cases had reached full capacity following the easing of quarantine restrictions in a bid to revive the economy./Stacy Ang