The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tally rose to 334,770 after the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday confirmed 2,996 new infections.

This marks the fifth consecutive day where new cases reported did not exceed the 3,000 mark. 

Majority of the new cases were still in the country’s epidemic center, Metro Manila, at 1,094; followed by Cavite with 282; Batangas with 166; Iloilo with 152; and Laguna with 147.

Currently, 53,311 active Covid-19 cases are still undergoing treatment or quarantine: 85.8% are mild, 9.9% are asymptomatic, 1.4% are severe, and 3% are in critical condition.

The country’s recovery rate has increased to 275,307 after the DOH posted 1,045 more patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory disease. 

Death toll stands at 6,152 with 83 new fatalities. 

The Philippines sits on the 8th spot in the world for the most number of new Covid-19 cases reported Friday. The top 3 countries are Russia (12,126 new cases), Ukraine (5,804 new cases), and Belgium (5,728 new cases). RJ Espartinez