DOH logs 21,411 new COVID-19 cases, five labs without data
MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities reported 21,411 more coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the national caseload to 2,227,367.
In its latest bulletin, the DOH reported a positivity rate of 27.0% out of 78,274 tests.
- Active cases: 181,951 or 8.2% of the total
- Recoveries: 25,049, bringing the number to 2,010,271
- Deaths: 168 newly recorded, or now 35,145 in total
According to the Department of Health, five labs were not able to submit their tallies for Sunday's final count.
But the DOH added that the five labs only made up 1.6% of all samples tested and 2.1% 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.
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