FOR the second straight day, the Philippines has set a new record high in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases with over 37,000 new infections reported Friday, January 14, 2022.

The Department of Health (DOH) said 37,207 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Friday, bringing the total cases in the country to 3,129,512.

On Thursday, January 13, the DOH reported the country's erstwhile single-day high of 34,021 new infections.

The positivity rate in the Philippines stood at 47.3 percent, based on the 81,737 tested samples on January 12.

The DOH also reported 81 additional mortalities, raising the death toll to 52,815.

The case fatality rate in the country currently stands at 1.69 percent.

The country also logged 9,027 additional recoveries that brought the total number of survivors to 2,811,188.

The recovery rate stood at 89.8 percent.

Less deaths and recoveries, the country now has 265,509 active Covid-19 cases. Majority of these cases, with over 252,000, are mild, followed by more than 8,300 asymptomatic cases.

The DOH said eight laboratories were not able to submit their output last January 12, contributing more or less 1.7 percent of all samples tested and 2.5 percent of all positive results in the last 14 days. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)