Covid Friday: PHL records 2,651 new infections, highest daily total in 4 months

Plastic sheets on a traditional jeepney separate passengers as part of health measures to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease in Manila.

The Philippines on Friday recorded 2,651 new Covid-19 infections, the country’s highest daily total in four months. 

As of 4 p.m. of February 26, the total Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 571,327.

The Department of Health (DOH) also reported that there were 561 recoveries and 46 deaths.

When asked, the DOH did not give possible reason behind the high number of newly recorded cases as of press time.

Of the total number of cases, 6.0 percent, (34,498) are active, 91.8 percent (524,582) have recovered, and 2.14 percent (12,247) have died.

Eight laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System on February 25, 2021.

Image credits: AP/Aaron Favila

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Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco is a grant recipient and fellow of 2017 media fellowship program by Probe Media Foundation Inc. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Mass Communication from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). After graduating in 2000 she immediately worked as a newspaper correspondent for Today Newspaper until 2005. Within those five years in Today Newspaper, she was assigned to cover the Eastern Police and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Rizal Province, and the Departments of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Tourism (DOT). In October of 2005, she became a correspondent for the Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing, Inc. She covers Health, Education, MMDA, the local government units in the eastern and southern portions of the metropolis, and Rizal Province.


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