MANILA, Philippines — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 564,865 Tuesday, with 1,414 new infections recorded.
The number of people who are still undergoing treatment or quarantine stands at 29,817 or 5.3% of the total, the Department of Health reported. Nearly 94% are mild and asymptomatic cases.
Sixteen more patients died from the respiratory illness, raising the fatality count to 12,107.
The DOH also logged 72 additional recovered patients. To date, 522,941 have survived COVID-19 in the Philippines.
— with report from Xave Gregorio