The country’s tally for COVID-19 cases have reached 427,797 on Saturday, with 1,893 new cases reported by the Department of Health (DOH).
This is the 19th straight day that the daily tally of cases did not exceed 2,000 as it usually have, but it does not include data from 11 laboratories that failed to submit results to the COVID-19 Data Repository System on Friday.
Davao City led areas in the country with the most number of new infections after logging 200 additional cases, followed by Negros Occidental with 123, Samar (Western Samar) with 84, province of Pampanga with 60, and Quezon City with 57.
Davao City has been among the areas being monitored by the government due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and high hospital occupancy.
The number of recovered patients increased to 388,062 as the DOH logged 474 more recoveries. A total of 31,402 are considered active infections. The health department said 93 percent of patients currently ill are asymptomatic or exhibiting mild symptoms, while 4.4 percent are critically ill.
Since the pandemic began, over 1.4 million people have died worldwide while 39.4 million have recovered.