The Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,353 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country Wednesday bringing the nationwide caseload to 1,372,232.

According to the DOH, six laboratories failed to submit their daily report on time.

The country’s active Covid-19 infections slightly rose to 49,862; 90.4% are mild, 4.5% are asymptomatic, 2.1% are severe, and 1.5% are in critical cases. 

The DOH also reported 7,139 patients winning the fight against the deadly respiratory illness bringing the country’s recovery rate to 1,298,442. 

Death toll, on the other hand, is now at 23,928 with 119 new fatalities.

The DOH also confirmed that it successfully removed 15 duplicate cases from the nationwide tally, while 74 cases previously declared as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after verification. Ronald Espartinez