MANILA — The Department of Health has on Friday, 29 August 2020, reported 3,637 new confirmed cases, bringing the country’s total cases to 213,131.
Minus the total deaths and recoveries, that number reduces down to 74,611 in active cases or those still undergoing treatment in different hospitals throughout the country.
Also, on Friday, the DOH said the death toll now reached 3,419 as the health agency recorded 94 more fatalities.
Recoveries are now pegged at 135,101 with the addition of 655 more patients who have recovered from the disease.
The DOH says 91.3% of active COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are mild, while 6.7% are asymptomatic, 0.8% severe, and 1.1% are critical.
Covid-19 epicenter Metro Manila again led the number of new cases with 2,030 followed by Laguna, 217; Rizal, 155; Cavite, 142; and Batangas, 113.
The agency also added it removed 50 cases from the total case count. “The total cases reported may be subject to change as these numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation,” the agency added.
Daily adjustments in reported cases and their status mean publicized daily totals may change later on.
At least 2,353,506 individuals have already been tested for the coronavirus in the Philippines, the DOH said.