PH lists highest number of COVID-19 cases in four months with 2,651 new infections

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The country logged its highest number of coronavirus cases in a day in over four months after 2,651 more people caught the disease, the Department of Health said on Friday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 26) — The country logged its highest number of coronavirus cases in a day in over four months after 2,651 more people caught the disease, the Department of Health said on Friday.

The agency's case bulletin stated that the total is now at 571,327. The recent daily count is the highest since October 17, when the country logged 2,673 cases.

The department noted 34,498 active or currently ill patients, which is 6% of the COVID-19 total. At least 88.4% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 6.4% have no symptoms, 2.3% are in critical condition, 2.1% are severe cases, and 0.74% are in moderate condition.

The death toll also climbed to 12,247 or 2.14% of the case count after 46 more persons died of the disease. Meanwhile, 561 patients recovered, raising the survivor count to 524,582 or 91.8% of the case tally.

The DOH said 20 of the new deaths were added after validation showed the cases were mistakenly tagged as survivors in the previous report. It also removed four duplicates, including one recovery.

Data from eight COVID-19 laboratories were not included in the tally due to failure to submit their reports on time, the DOH added.

Among overseas Filipinos, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed five new infected patients, pushing the total to 14,878. The death toll is unchanged at 1,106 and recoveries remain at 9.366. There are also 4,496 patients undergoing treatment.