THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 4,289 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1.45 million.

The death toll rose to 25,459 after 164 more patients died, while recoveries increased by 6,399 to 1.38 million, it said in a bulletin.

There were 47,519 active cases, 90.4% of which were mild, 4.1% did not show symptoms, 1.6% were critical, 2.3% were severe and 1.68% were moderate.

The agency said 11 duplicates had been removed from the tally, six of which were tagged as recoveries and one as a death. Sixty-one recoveries were reclassified as active cases, while 123 recoveries were reclassified as deaths.

Four laboratories failed to submit data on July 5.

Health authorities on Monday night said 256 more people had been infected with more contagious variants of the coronavirus, though most of them have either died or recovered.

Two more Filipinos have been infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus that has triggered a fresh surge in cases in India, bringing the total to 19, DoH said.

The agency said 132 more people have been infected with the Alpha variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in the United Kingdom, bringing the total to 1,217. Of these, 125 were local cases, one was a returning migrant Filipino, and six were still being verified.

Fifteen of the patients have died and 117 have recovered, it added.

The agency also reported 119 new cases of the Beta coronavirus variant that was first detected in South Africa, bringing the total to 1,386. Three patients were being treated, 104 have recovered and 12 died, it said.

Three more people have been infected with the Theta coronavirus variant that was first detected in the Philippines, DoH said. All of them have recovered. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza