The COVID-19 cases in the Philippines have risen to 1,916,461 on Friday, and the second-highest number of coronaviruses reached 17,447 in a day, as reported by the Department of Health (DOH). The first highest number of coronaviruses reached 18,332 cases on August 23, 2021.
The Department of Health (DOH) said the month of August 2021 is counted as the most number of COVID-19 infections with 332,986 and total deaths counted as 4,956 since the coronavirus started.
The five high recorded days in August are as follows:
- August 23, 2021: 18,332
- August 27, 2021: 17,447
- August 20, 2021: 17,231
- August 21, 2021: 16,694
- August 26, 2021: 16,313
In the active COVID-19 cases we recorded, the DOH said 96.2% are mild, 1.1% asymptomatic, 1.1% severe, and 0.6% critical. The DOH further declared that total recoveries rose to 1,741,089 after 6,771 more cases recovered from the infection.
Every laboratory is submitting data on time, except one laboratory failed to submit it on time. A total of 186 duplicate samples were further detached from the entire COVID-19 count. Furthermore, the DOH said that 47 cases that were earlier checked as recoveries were rechanged as deaths after closing validation.
Based on records on August 25, the Philippines was more ready to test 70,396 individuals, of which 26.1% tested positive for the disease.
The DOH previously announced it had asked for extra funds from the Department of Budget and Management to implement the COVID-19 exceptional contribution to over 17,000 more clinical and health workers.