For the third consecutive day, more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Philippines, as the country's coronavirus caseload breached 594,000 on Sunday, March 7.
The Department of Health (DOH) logged 3,276 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Philippines to 594,412.
On Sunday, the DOH reported 51 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 12,516.
Meanwhile, recoveries went up by 10,516, most of which are due to the DOH's weekly time-based tagging of mild and asymptomatic cases as recoveries. This raised the total number of recoveries to 545,853.
Of the total cases, 36,043 or 6.1% of all cases are active.
"Unlike past surges experienced, the current surge has spread very quickly in a short period," Octa Research said.