The Philippines reported 12,021 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, the highest reported number of cases in a day since April 10.

This brings the country’s tally to 1,688,040.

The Department of Health (DOH) said there are 81,399 active Covid-19 infections, exceeding the 80,000 mark since April 24.

Among the numbers, 94.8% are mild, 1.5% are asymptomatic, 1.6% are severe, and 1% are in critical condition.

Amid the surge of infections, three Covid-19 (Covid-19) laboratories failed to submit their daily reports on time. 

The country’s recovery rate increased to 1,577,267 with 9,591 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness.

Death toll, on the other hand, climbed to 29,374 with 154 new fatalities.

The DOH also confirmed that 137 duplicate cases were removed from the nationwide count.

“Moreover, 3 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases, and 112 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said. Ronald Espartinez