The Department of Health released a new case bulletin on Monday as it reconciled data from local government units. A total of 162 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded, making it the highest single-day COVID-19 death tally since the pandemic started in the country.
Health spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said 162 deaths were recorded, but she clarified most of the deaths occurred in May and June. Only 18 patients infected with novel virus died last week.
She noted that more deaths are expected to be reported in the coming days as the DOH reconcile data in cooperation with local governments.
2,124 new COVID-19 cases were logged on Sunday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the Philippines to 56,259.
There are currently 38,679 active cases in the country, with 92.2 percent of patients exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms.
At least 2,009 COVID-19 patients have recovered — the highest single-day recovery recorded. The total recoveries is now at 16,046. As with the death tally, this number is also expected to continue to rise as DOH strengthens its data collecting efforts with LGUs.
DOH released the tally of coronavirus cases for July 12 a day late due to what it said was the significant volume of data reported that had to be validated.