MANILA—The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said the country recorded the highest number of active COVID-19 cases since April 29 this year.
The DOH said the Philippines' total active COVID-19 cases has reached 7,192, with 576 new cases.
Metro Manila alone had 282 new COVID-19 infections, the department said.
The DOH also reported 13 new deaths from the coronavirus.
The country's positivity rate or the ratio of people testing positive for COVID-19 from June 26 to 27 reached 6.1 percent.
This is above the World Health Organization's recommended target of 5 percent to effectively curb the virus spread.
Experts earlier warned of rise in COVID-19 cases following superspreader events due to the May 2022 elections and other mass gatherings.
Violations of minimum public health standards were reported during these activities.