The Philippines tallied record-high 280,813 active cases on Saturday as authorities reported 39,004 additional coronavirus infections.
Data from the Department of Health (DoH) showed that of the 280,813 Filipinos currently sick, 267,185 patients were experiencing mild symptoms, 8,928 were asymptomatic, 2,925 were in moderate condition, 1,472 were in severe state, and 303 were critical cases.
Fatalities, meanwhile, rose to 52,858 after the DoH reported 43 deaths. The death toll accounted for 1.67 percent of the nationwide Covid-19 tally.
Recoveries increased to 2.83 million or 89.5 percent of the total caseload after 23,613 more patients have recuperated from the illness.