The caseload for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Philippines reached 491,258 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,524 new infections.

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

Bulk of the new cases came from President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown Davao City with 137; followed by Quezon City with 109; Rizal with 92; Davao Del Norte with 53; and Cebu City with 51.

Currently, there are 23,532 active Covid-19 cases undergoing treatment or quarantine.

The country’s recovery rate is now at 458,172 with 44 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness.

Death toll, on the other hand, pushes to 9,554 with 139 new fatalities. Ronald dela Cruz