Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administers President Rodrigo Duterte’s first shot of Sinopharm vaccine in this photo taken on May 3. -- Photo credit: Philippine Star c/o Sen. Bong Go Facebook page

COVID-19 cases up by 6,812

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DoH) reported 6,812 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic started in 2020 to 1,385,053.

The death toll rose by 116 to 24,152, while recoveries increased by 2,867 to 1,305,608 million, it said in a bulletin.

There are currently 55,293 active cases according to the DoH, 4.6% of which are asymptomatic, 90.8% of which are mild, 1.35% of which are moderate, 1.9% of which are severe, and 1.3% of which are critical,

It said 19 duplicates had been removed from the tally, 12 of which were tagged as recoveries. Sixty-one recoveries were reclassified as deaths.

All labs were operational on June 23 and all labs were able to submit their data, the DoH said. — Kyle Aristophere Atienza