Wed. May 19th, 2021

The number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country is now nearing the 1-million mark, as the new 8,162 cases logged on Sunday brought the total number of virus cases to 997,523, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

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But despite Sunday’s high daily Covid-19 case country, the number of recoveries is climbing steadily with 20,509 recoveries logged on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 903,665.

With the big number of recoveries on Sunday, the number of active Covid-19 cases has gone below the 100,000-mark with 77,075.

But despite the still high daily count, active Covid-19 cases are steadily going down due to the high recovery rate. As of Sunday, active cases were at 77,075, while 20,509 new recoveries brought the total recovery count to 903,665.

The DOH also logged 109 new deaths, pushing the death toll to 16,783.

Most of the active cases or 95.56 percent have mild symptoms, while 1.5 percent were asymptomatic.  Meanwhile, at least 1.2 percent of the patients have severe symptoms while 1 percent of the patients are in critical condition. SOVEREIGNPH

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