PH records 1,783 new COVID-19 cases; total at 582,000

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The country logged 1,783 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time in six days that there were less than 2,000 new infections. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) — The country logged 1,783 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time in six days that there were less than 2,000 new infections.

The Department of Health's case bulletin noted a total of 582,223 cases, with 6% or 35,056 active or currently ill patients. Of the active cases, at least 90.1% have mild symptoms, 4.7% have no symptoms, 2.2% are in critical condition, 2.2% are in severe condition and 0.84% are moderate infections.

Twenty more patients died from the disease, raising the death toll to 12,389 or 2.13% of the case count. Meanwhile, 330 patients got better, bringing the recovery count to 534,778 or 91.9% of the COVID-19 tally.

The DOH said it reclassified 14 survivors as fatalities after validation and removed two duplicates, including one recovery.

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

Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs said it did not receive any update on cases among overseas Filipinos. The total number of infected remains at 15,023 with 9,455 recoveries and 1,021 deaths.