After 4 days of 8,000-plus logs, DOH lists 6,879 new Covid cases

- By Claudeth Mocon-ciriaco @claudethmc­3

THE total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 1,612,541 after 6,879 additional infections were recorded on Tuesday.

The Tuesday Covid-19 log snapped a four-day streak of fresh infections being recorded at the rate of 8,000 plus daily, fueling fears that the delta variant may be causing a spike in cases.

The Department of Health (DOH) explained that the relatively low cases on Tuesday is due to fewer samples received last Sunday, August 1, 2021. For four consecutiv­e days, over 8,000 Covid-19 cases were recorded by the agency.

There were also 6,337 recoveries and 48 deaths recorded on Tuesday.

Of the total number of cases, 3.9 percent (63,137) are active, 94.3 percent (1,521,263) have recovered, and 1.75 percent (28,141) have died.

There were 100 duplicates removed from the total case count. Of these, 98 are recoveries.

Moreover, 12 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 18 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassifi­ed as deaths after final validation.

One laboratory was not operationa­l on August 1, 2021 but 9 laboratori­es were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

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