Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday logged a new record for the highest daily Covid-19 cases at 17,231, surpassing the previous high of 15,310 cases on April 2, 2021.

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This brought the total number of active cases to 123,251 or 6.8 percent of all cases.

The DOH also reported 5,595 new recoveries from Covid-19. In its Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said this brings the total recovery tally to 1.653 million or 91.5 percent of a total of 1.808 million recorded infections in the country since the beginning of the health crisis.

Of the 123,251 active cases, the majority at 94.1 percent are showing mild symptoms, followed by the asymptomatic at 3.2 percent, those with severe symptoms at 1.2 percent, those with moderate symptoms at 0.86 percent, and those in critical condition at 0.7 percent.

New deaths were reported at 317, with the country’s death toll now at 31,198 or 1.73 percent of all Covid-19 infections in the country.

Based on the latest data on Covid-19 testing, a total of 64,934 Covid-19 tests were administered on Wednesday, with 26.1 percent found to be infected.

Meanwhile, health care utilization in the National Capital Region (NCR) is rising, with its 1,400 beds at intensive care units (ICU) at 74 percent occupancy, 4,600 isolation beds at 61 percent occupancy, 4,100 ward beds at 70 percent occupancy, and 57 percent of 1,100 ventilators are currently in use.

In the entire country, there are 4,100 ICU beds at 73 percent occupancy, 20,100 isolation beds at 61 percent occupancy, 14,200 ward beds at 66 percent occupancy, and 52 percent of 3,100 ventilators are currently in use.

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