Active cases continue to rise; Camarines Sur seeks GCQ classification
COVID-19 active cases now 203,710 as DOH reports 11,101 new incidents; Camarines Sur seeks GCQ classification as cases continue to rise
MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) today said 11,101 new cases have been reported bring the total active cases to a high of 203,710 since the pandemic began over a year ago.
They also reported 799 new recoveries and 72 fatalities. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 926,052.
The agency said 43,574 persons were subjected to COVID-19 tests where 17.7 % were positive cases. Of the total active cases, 98,9% were reported mild and asymptomatic.
The same report disclosed 706,532 recovered or 76.3% of the total figures. The report disclosed 15,810 or 1.71% of the total number died.
It was learned nine laboratories failed to submit their figures prior to cut-off time. There were no reasons cited for their failure to send updated statistics.
Meanwhile, Camarines Sur provincial government requested the reclassification of their province to Modified General Community Quarantine (MECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on account of rising COVID-19 cases.
The Regional IATF with DILG Regional Director Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda, and DOH Regional Director Ernie V. Vera and Retired General Claudio C. Yucot endorsed the request to the IATF Chairperson and Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque for appropriate action. (Melo M. Acuña)