Thu. May 26th, 2022

The country’s daily new cases for Covid-19 continued to decrease, with Saturday’s tally of 17,382 infections down from the 18,638 recorded the previous day.


To date, 213,587 are undergoing treatment, accounting or 6.1 percent of the total confirmed 3.529 cases since the outbreak began.

Based on the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH), 35,382 have recuperated from the disease, raising the recovery tally to 3.261 million or 92.4 percent of the total.

The DOH also logged 70 new fatalities, pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 53,871.

Of the active cases, 8,736 are asymptomatic, 199,893 have mild symptoms, 3,114 are moderate, 1,526 are severe, and 318 are critical.

The positivity rate is 33.3 percent based on the 56,447 people who were tested on Thursday.

All laboratories were operational that day but three failed to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The concerned laboratories contributed, on average, 0.6 percent of the samples tested and 0.7 percent of the positive individuals, based on the data over the past 14 days.

Nationwide, 48 percent of 3,900 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 48 percent of 20,800 isolation beds, and 50 percent of 15,900 ward beds dedicated to Covid-19 patients are occupied.

In Metro Manila, about 40 percent of 1,300 ICU beds, 37 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, and 43 percent of 4,400 award beds are filled.

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