Active cases rise after 6 days
MANILA (UPDATED)— The Philippines recorded 7,485 more COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest so far this month, pushing the country's cumulative total to over 1.293 million.
Of the country's 1,293,687 confirmed coronavirus cases, 56,921 or 4.4 percent are active, based on the Department of Health's (DOH) latest bulletin.
According to the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group, the number of active infections increased Thursday after 6 days of decline.
Those still battling the disease increased by 2,859 from Wednesday's 54,062, the research unit said.
The number of active cases reported in previous days was adjusted for duplicate cases.
Meanwhile, the day's positivity rate is at 12.8 percent, based from the testing results of 51,688 individuals who were screened for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The ABS-CBN IRG said the day's fresh cases is the highest since May 28 when 8,748 cases were announced.
The virus claimed 122 more lives, pushing the country's death toll to 22,312.
The case fatality rate is at 1.72 percent.
According to the DOH, 65 cases initially classified as recovered turned out as fatalities after their final validation.
Except for June 1, June 7, and June 8, the country had logged over 100 deaths since May 26.
There were also 4,504 new recoveries, the lowest in 6 days, pushing the total recuperations to 1,214,454 or 93.9 percent of the country's running tally.
Fifteen duplicates, 12 o which were recoveries, were excluded from the cumulative total.
Four laboratories failed to submit data on time.
Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected nearly 174.5 million people, data from US-based Johns Hopkins University showed.
The respiratory disease has also claimed 3.759 million lives worldwide.