The Department of Health (DOH) reported 934 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Friday, raising the nationwide tally to 436,345.

According to the DOH’s latest data, eleven Covid-19 laboratories failed to submit their daily reports on time. 

Bulk of the new cases came from Quezon City with 75; followed by Laguna with 59; and Baguio City, Bulacan, and Davao City with 34, each.

Currently, 28,379 active Covid-19 cases are undergoing treatment or quarantine: 85.4 percent are mild, 6.9 percent are asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are severe, and 4.9 percent are in critical condition.

The country’s recovery rate increased to 399,457 with 148 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness.

Death toll stands at 8,509 with 63 new fatalities.



Furthermore, two duplicate cases were already removed from the nationwide tally.

“Of these, two were recovered cases. Moreover, 14 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths,” the DOH said. 

The DOH said the Dec. 4 caseload is the lowest since July 15 to November 3 and November 5 to December 3 where daily new Covid-19 infections were always above 1,000 cases. The highest number of reportes cases in a day was on August 10 with 6,958 cases. RJ Espartinez