PH posts 8,127 new COVID-19 cases; active cases at over 66,000
According to the Department of Health, total COVID-19 cases in the country is at 1,627,816, of which 66,895 or 4.1 percent are active infections.This is the 5th time in a week that new cases counted over 8,000, the ABS-CBN research team said. Infections are relatively fewer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to the low number of laboratories that operate over the weekend.
The positivity rate is at 17.3 percent, based on test results of 56,035 people who got screened for the virus on Tuesday, the DOH said. Meanwhile, COVID-related fatalities rose by 196 to 28,427. The day's deaths included 131 cases initially tagged as recoveries.
Recoveries also increased by 4,343, pushing the total number of recuperations to 1,532,494.Three laboratories failed to submit data on Tuesday, while a laboratory was not operational on the same day. Read more: ABS-CBN News Channel »
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