DOH logs 19,271 new COVID-19 cases, two labs without data
MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities reported 19,271 more coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the national caseload to 2,366,749.
In its latest bulletin, the DOH reported a positivity rate of 25.1% out of 70,571 tests.
- Active cases: 178,196 or 7.5% of the total
- Recoveries: 25,037, bringing the number to 2,151,765
- Deaths: 205 newly recorded, or now 36,788 in total
According to the Department of Health, two labs were not able to submit their tallies for Sunday's final count.
However, the DOH added that the labs only made up 0.7% of all samples tested and 0.9% of all positive individuals.
The country continues to battle a resurgence in cases driven by the hyper contagious Delta variant, which has ravaged neighboring countries.
It has been 551 days since the first enhanced community quarantine was hoisted over some parts of Luzon, good for the world's longest quarantine.
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