An additional 8,079 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019, pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1,552,278, as of yesterday.
The Department of Health said recoveries account for 93.6 percent of the total 1,658,916 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.
Another 9,671 new cases and 287 new deaths were also reported. These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 77,516 and the death toll to 29,122.
The latest figures showed 93.2 percent of the active cases are mild, 2.8 percent asymptomatic, 1.7 percent severe, 1.20 percent moderate, and one percent in critical condition.
“There were 96 duplicates removed from the total case count as 92 of these are recoveries. Moreover, three cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as active cases and 149 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.
DOH data yesterday showed that 20.3 percent of 51,296 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
To date, 64 percent of 3,700 intensive care unit beds, 55 percent of 19,700 isolation beds, 56 percent of 13,000 ward beds, and 45 percent of 2,900 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.
Meanwhile, 63 percent of 1,200 intensive care unit beds, 56 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 57 percent of 3,800 ward beds, and 47 percent of 1,000 ventilators reserved for patients with Covid-19 are being used in Metro Manila.*PNA