Wed. Aug 4th, 2021

There are now more than 203,710 active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Philippines and the total tally might breach the 1-million mark soon.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday 11,101 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday and 799 new recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases to 203,710.

The total tally from Covid-19 now stands at 926,052, meaning 22 percent are active cases.

The DOH has so far recorded 706,532 recoveries with 799 additional patients who have survived Covid-19. The death toll rose to 15,810 with 72 more joining the list.

Of the total active cases, meanwhile, 96 percent have mild symptoms, 2.9 percent are asymptomatic, 0.4 percent are in critical condition, 0.5 percent severe, and 0.29 percent are moderate.

The DOH also reported that 67 percent of the total 1,900 intensive care unit beds dedicated for Covid-19 cases nationwide are in use, including 50 percent of the 13,600 isolation beds and 57 percent of the 6,000 ward beds.

In Metro Manila, beds occupied are 85 percent of the 700 in the ICU, 62 percent of the 3,800 isolation, and 72 percent of the 2,200 ward beds.

Around 48 percent of the 2,000 ventilators allocated for Covid-19 patients are also utilized. SOVEREIGNPH

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