The Philippines’ recovery count reached 1.225 million on Independence Day, or 93.7 percent of total cases, as the Department of Health (DOH) logged 8,940 new survivors.
A total of 8,027 new infections were also reported, raising the number of active cases to 60,341 or 4.6 percent of all infections.
Meanwhile, 145 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 22,652 representing 1.73 percent of confirmed cases.
Since the coronavirus outbreak started, the country has so far confirmed 1.308 million cases.
The DOH also reported that 90.7 percent of the active cases have mild symptoms, five percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent critical, 1.7 percent are severe, and 1.24 percent are moderate.
Nationwide, 57 percent of the 3,500 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are occupied as well as 47 percent of 19,200 isolation beds and 47 percent of 12,300 ward beds dedicated for Covid-19 patients.
In Metro Manila, in use are 48 percent of its 1,200 ICU beds, 36 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, and 33 percent of 3,600 ward beds.
As the country celebrated its 123rd Independence Day and remembered the sacrifices of its forefathers, the DOH asked Filipinos to continue doing their part by following health protocols to avoid contracting and spreading the disease.”We achieved freedom in exchange for the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. This Independence Day, we must realize the value of their sacrifices by making decisions for the good of the country, especially in the middle of the pandemic,” the agency said in a statement. SOVEREIGNPH