The country’s active case count for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) fell to 62,713 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded more recoveries than new cases.
The DOH recorded 8,961 recoveries and 5,685 new cases, bringing the total recovery tally to 993,042 and total cases to 1.073 million.
On Tuesday, the total number of active cases was 66,060.
Of the active cases of 62,713 on Wednesday, about 94.4 percent are mild, 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.6 percent are severe, 1.02 are moderate, and 1.2 percent are in critical condition.
The DOH also recorded 178 new deaths, pushing the death toll to 17,800.
According to DOH data on May 3, about 14.9 percent of 33,449 who were tested turned out positive for the disease.
“Some 22 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 17 were recovered cases. Moreover, 112 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.
The agency explained the low number of cases today is due to the low number of samples received by the laboratories on Saturday and Sunday.
Currently, 64 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 45 percent of 13,500 isolation beds, 51 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 42 percent of 2,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.
Meanwhile, 71 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 51 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 58 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 53 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region.
The public is reminded to stay at home and to observe minimum health standards when going out.
The DOH urged those experiencing Covid-19 symptoms to immediately isolate and contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. SOVEREIGNPH