The total number of reported recoveries in the country is now at 255,046 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Saturday 459 new recoveries.
The DOH bulletin showed that the total number of recoveries constitutes 79.9 percent of the total number of confirmed cases.
On the other hand, some 2,674 newly confirmed cases were reported as of 4 p.m. on Saturday, bringing to 58,606 the number of total active cases.
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) case bulletin released by the DOH said the total number of cases is now at 319,330 since the outbreak started.
Of the 2,674 reported cases, some 2,237 or 84 percent of these occurred within the recent 14 days, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 3, 2020.
The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 865 or 39 percent, Region 4A with 567 or 25 percent, and Region 3 with 157 or 7 percent.
The total number of deaths is now at 5,678 after 62 new deaths were reported.
Of the newly reported deaths, 2 occurred in October at 3 percent, 47 in September at 76 percent, 6 in August at 10 percent, 5 in July at 8 percent, 1 in June at 2 percent, and 1 in May or 2 percent.
The report added that 22 duplicates were removed from the total case count and of these, 11 were recovered cases.
Some 19 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after the DOH conducted a final validation. (PNA)