The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tally increased to 438,069 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,733 new infections. 

Majority of the new cases came from Davao City with 162; followed by Quezon City with 92; Benguet with 80; Rizal with 70; and Laguna with 66.

Currently, 29,961 or 6.8% from the total count are active cases and undergoing quarantine and medical treatment. 

The country’s recovery rate inches to 399,582 with 133 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness.

Death toll stands at 8,526 with 17 new fatalities.

The Philippines sits on the 7th spot in Asia for the most number of Covid-19 cases. India tops the Asian ranking with 9,608,418 Covid-19 infections. RJ Espartinez