NEW coronavirus cases increased for the third consecutive day, as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 7,733 new infections on Friday, May 7, 2021.
As expected, the death toll from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) went past 18,000 while recoveries exceeded one million on Friday.
In its case bulletin, the DOH reported 108 additional fatalities, surpassing 100 for the third day in a row and raising the death toll to 18,099. The case fatality rate swung back to 1.66 percent.
There were 4,227 new recoveries, pushing the total to 1,003,160. The recoveries constitute 92.2 percent of the cumulative Covid-19 case count in the Philippines.
As of May 7, the cumulative case count was 1,087,885, including the 7,733 new infections.
The new cases were higher than the daily tally since Tuesday, May 4.
With new infections exceeding recoveries, the number of active cases increased to 66,626, or 6.1 percent of the cumulative case count. (HDT/ SunStar Philippines)