The highest since April 17
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, August 6, recorded 10,623 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, the highest since April 17.
The previous high of 11,101 cases in April was at height of the second COVID-19 surge and when Metro Manila and nearby areas were clamped with also a second rigid lockdown.
Friday’s uptick raised the country’s total confirmed cases to 1,638,345. Of these, 4.5% or 74,297 cases are active or currently sick. It was also the highest number of active cases since April 26, when 74,623 were reported.