NEW coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported by the Department of Health yesterday did not breach the 3,000 mark but the total number of infections surpassed the grim milestone of 600,000.
In its latest bulletin, the DOH said there were 2,668 new cases, the first time in five days that the number of infections did not surpass 3,000. Overall, however, the total tally jumped to 600,428.
Seven more patients succumbed to the deadly disease, raising the death toll to 12,528 for a case fatality rate of 2.09 percent.
There were 171 more recoveries, meaning the number of survivors rose to 546,078 for a 90.9 percent recovery rate.
But there remained 41,822 active cases, of which 91.6 percent are mild cases, 3.9 percent asymptomatic cases, 1.9 percent severe cases, 1.8 percent critical cases, and 0.80 percent moderate cases.
Fifteen more overseas Filipinos have tested positive for the deadly virus while one more died, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The 15 new cases brought to 15,865 the total number of Filipinos in 87 countries who have contracted the virus while the death toll now stands at 1,041.
The DFA also reported 11 new recoveries for a total of 9,547 survivors. – With Ashzel Hachero