The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) exceeded the 300,000 mark after the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday announced 2,747 new infections, raising the nationwide tally to 301,256.

This marks the fifth consecutive day where new cases reported are less than 3,000. 

Metro Manila, the epicenter of the pandemic, remains on top with 1,115 new cases reported followed by Negros Occidental with 196, Cavite with 153, Laguna with 112, and Cebu with 107.

Currently, 63,066 active Covid-19 cases are undergoing treatment or quarantine: 87.3 percent are mild, 8.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are severe, and 2.7 percent are in critical condition.

The country’s recovery rate increased to 232,906 with 787 more patients winning the fight against the said respiratory illness. 

Death toll is now at 5,284 with 88 new fatalities.

The Philippines sits on the 6th spot in the world for the most number of new cases. The top three countries in the world are Russia (7,523), India (7,177), and Mexico (5,401). RJ Espartinez