Total COVID-19 recoveries exceed 25,000 as infections rise to 78,412

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The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 25,000 with 1,278 more survivors, the Department of Health said. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) — The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 25,000 with 1,278 more survivors, the Department of Health said.

The total number of survivors is now at 25,752, while the total number of infections has risen to 78, 412, with 2,019 more people contracting the disease, the DOH reported.

From the total number of cases, 50,973 patients are active cases or are currently ill, the DOH noted. Some 89.89 percent of the cases are experiencing mild symptoms, 9.18 percent have no symptoms, 0.50 percent are severe cases, while 0.43 percent are in critical condition, the case bulletin outlined.

Metro Manila again has the most number of new cases with 1,115 more infected residents. Cebu follows with 479 new infections, Cavite with 90, Rizal with 52, and Davao with 41 new cases.

The bulletin did not mention how many newly reported cases were fresh, or part of the agency's validation backlog.

Meanwhile, 20 more people have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 1,897. Thirteen of these deaths occurred in July, four in June, two in April and one in March, the department said. Ten people died from the Central Visayas, six from Metro Manila, two from Calabarzon, one in Central Luzon and one from the Zamboanga Peninsula.

The DOH said the new cases came from reports of 78 out of 90 COVID-19 laboratories in the country.

The Department of Foreign Affairs also announced31 more cases among Filipinos abroad, raising the total number of infected to 9,239 in 70 countries. Recoveries are now at 5,410, after 23 individuals got well from the disease, while six have died, bringing the death toll to 653.