The Philippines on Monday reported 1,427 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, the lowest since December 30, 2021, pushing the nationwide tally to 3,653,526. 

The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that five Covid-19 laboratories failed to submit their reports on time. 

Among the new cases reported today, 1,389 or 97% happened within the recent 14 days — from February 8 to 21.

The National Capital Region (NCR) topped the regions with the most number of cases at 318 or 23%; followed by Region 4-A with 168 or 12%; and Region 6 with 159 or 11%.

Currently, there are 58,657 active Covid-19 infections undergoing medical treatment: 53,326 are mild, 760% are asymptomatic, 1,422 are severe, and 304 are critical.

Meanwhile, the country’s recovery rate climbed to 3,539,106 with 3,269 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness.

Death toll, on the other hand, increased to 55,763 with 79 new fatalities. 

The health department also noted that 104 duplicates were removed from the nationwide tally, while 52 infections previously declared as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities. Ronald Espartinez