The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally rose to 487,690 on Sunday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,906 new infections as five laboratories failed to submit reports on time.
Quezon City tallied the highest number of new cases at 121, followed by Benguet with 84, Davao City with 82, Cavite with 79, and Bulacan with 75.
Total recoveries also rose to 458,198 after 8,592 more patients recovered from the respiratory disease, while the death toll climbed to 9,405 with eight new fatalities.
The DOH reports time-based recoveries every Sunday as part of “Oplan Recovery,” where asymptomatic and mild cases are re-tagged as recovered after completing 14 days of quarantine without developing symptoms.
There are also 20,087 active cases undergoing treatment or quarantine.