The Philippines recorded 308 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest daily tally since April 20, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
The country’s total cases climbed to 3,693,222 of which 2,918 are active.
The DOH also reported no new death due to COVID-19 last June 12, with the number of fatalities staying at 60,461.
Meanwhile, the total recovery count reaches 3,629,843.
The positivity rate, or the percentage of people who tested positive for the virus among all who have been tested, is at 1.9 percent from June 5 to 11. This is higher than the 1.2 percent logged the previous week.
The uptick in COVID-19 cases comes after the DOH announced the detection of highly infectious BA.4 Omicron subvariant and the local transmission of BA.5 Omicron subvariant.
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However, the DOH data show hospitalization and intensive care unit utilization rates remain low despite the slight increase in the number of infections.
In Cavite, 39 cases of COVID-19 are still active as of posting. The province has been placed under Alert Level 1 until mid-June.
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