The DOH said 1,287 of the additional cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 1,147 are "fresh cases" or results released to the patient within the past three days.
Meanwhile, 629 of the late cases are from the NCR, 238 are from other regions, and 420 are from other regions.
The DOH also reported 489 new recoveries and seven new deaths.
To date, the total number of recoveries nationwide is 11,942, while the death toll is 1,297.
The DOH advised the public to continue practicing general preventive measures such as proper handwashing, physical distancing, wearing of mask, avoidance of non-essential travel outside their homes and to observe minimum health standards to prevent the transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
As of Saturday, the DOH has 14,249 total bed capacity dedicated to patients with Covid-19.
Occupied are about 45.25 percent of 3,328 ward beds; 40.57 percent of 9,615 isolation beds; and 40.74 percent of 1,306 intensive care unit beds.
Meanwhile, some 3,193 beds are dedicated to Covid-19 patients in Mega Ligtas Covid facilities.