MANILA—The Philippines recorded 181 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country's total to 7,958, according to the Department of Health on Tuesday.
The DOH also announced 43 new recovered patients and 19 new COVID-related deaths.
These bring the total number of recoveries to 975, and the total deaths to 530.
Since mid-April, there have been more recoveries than deaths that have been tallied, because it takes weeks or up to a month for patients to recover. The department has also included those who recovered after completing another 14-day home quarantine.
The 19 new deaths are the highest reported in more than a week, according to the ABS-CBN Data Analytics Team.
Out of the 7,777 cases as of Monday, 11.02% are asymptomatic cases, 69.38% are mild cases, 0.64% are severe cases and 0.4% are critical cases, according to the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group.
About 1 in 6 cases is also a health worker.
According to the Johns Hopkins University dashboard, 3 million people around the world have contracted COVID-19. Of those, more than 200,000 have died and almost 900,000 have recovered.