Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) logged 12,576 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), or the third time new infections from the virus was over 10,000 daily.

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With the latest figure, the Philippines now has 165,715 active Covid-19 cases and a total of 784,403 including deaths and recoveries.

On Friday, the DOH tallied 15,310 new Covid-19 cases but this included 3,790 Covid-19 case backlogs that explains the rather low 6,128 infections recorded on Thursday, However, deducting the 3,790 from the 15,310 would result in 11,520 new Covid-19 cases for Friday, which is another record as the previous high was 10,616 logged last week.

Of the active cases, the DOH said 96.5 percent are mild, 2.2 percent are asymptomatic, 0.5 percent are critical, 0.5 percent are severe and 0.30 percent are moderate.

The DOH recorded 599 recoveries and 103 deaths, bringing the total to 604,905 and 13,423, respectively.

The recent spikes in Covid-19 cases were recorded during the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.

There is a possibility the ECQ that ends on Sunday in Metro Manila and the four provinces will be extended for another week to stop the increase in Covid-19 cases. SOVEREIGNPH

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