3,439 new COVID-19 cases push PH’s total to 591,138

By: Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ - Inquirer.net | March 06,2021 - 05:20 PM

UPTREND Health workers await their turn to be inoculated againstCOVID-19 at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila on Friday. The Department of Health reported the second-highest daily uptick in infections since October last year.—MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines – The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 591,138 as 3,439 new cases were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday.

The newly reported cases mark the highest single-day increase so far for 2021. On Friday, there were 3,045 additional COVID-19 cases.

Of the total number, 43,323 are active cases, of which 90 percent are mild 5.6 percent are asymptomatic, 1.8 percent are critical, 1.8 percent are severe and 0.75 percent are moderate.

There were also 160 new recoveries and 42 deaths, bringing the total to 535,350 and 12,465, respectively.

The DOH also reported that there were five duplicates, of which two were recoveries, that were removed from the total case count.

Meanwhile, there were 15 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries that were reclassified as deaths after final validation, the DOH added.

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