The Philippines on Sunday for the second straight day logged more recoveries from Covid-19 compared to new cases, or 25,037 against 19,271.
The 25,037 recoveries pushed the total Covid-19 recovery count to 2.152 million.
The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 90.9-percent recovery rate from a total of 2.367 million infections since the start of the pandemic last year.
The DOH’s tally of 19,271 new confirmed cases brings the total number of active cases in the country to 178,196 or 7.5 percent of all cases.
Of the active cases, 92.3 percent are mild, 3.1 percent are asymptomatic, 2.60 percent are moderate, 1.4 percent are severe, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.
Also logged were 205 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 36,788 or 1.55 percent of the total cases.
The DOH said 72 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 57 of those were actually recoveries.
Meanwhile, 94 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
According to the DOH data on Sept. 17, about 25.1 percent of 70,571 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
All laboratories were operational that day and two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
Based on data in the last 14 days, the two non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.7 percent of samples tested and 0.9 percent of positive individuals.