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For the first time this year, the country recorded less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Monday, February 28.
According to the DOH bulletin, 951 fresh coronavirus cases were confirmed among the 22,407 individuals tested. The positivity rate is at 5 percent as of February 28, based on the data on February 26.
Of the new cases, 895, or a total of 94 percent, occurred within the recent 14 days, the DOH said.
“The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were NCR (National Capital Region) (231 or 26%), Region 4-A (136 or 15%) and Region 6 (93 or 10%),” the agency noted.
The number of recovered patients also increased by 1,717, while 50 more deaths were also recorded.
A total of 52,179, or 1.4 percent of the total number of cases are active. Of this, 91 percent are mild and asymptomatic.
This is the lowest daily increase in cases recorded in the country this year. It comes ahead of Metro Manila’s shift to Alert Level 1, the lowest in the five-tier classification used by the government.
Beginning March 1, the capital region and 38 other areas across the Philippines will be placed under Alert Level 1, Malacañang announced on Sunday.