The Philippines recorded 10,474 new recoveries from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, bringing total recoveries to 3.388 million or 94.3 percent of all confirmed cases in the country.
In its 4 p.m. Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 8,564 new cases, a slight increase from Thursday’s 8,702.
The new cases brought the number of active infections to 151,389 out of a total of 3.594 million infections since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Of these active cases, 139,940 have mild symptoms, followed by the asymptomatic at 6,522, those with moderate symptoms at 3,107, those with severe symptoms at 1,500, and those in critical condition at 320.
There were 46 new deaths recorded, lower than Thursday’s 71, bringing the country’s total Covid-19 fatalities to 54,214 or 1.51 percent of all confirmed cases.
Based on the latest testing data, there were 37,932 Covid-19 tests administered on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 24.3 percent.
To date, there are 3,800 beds at intensive care units (ICU) in the country at 44 percent occupancy, 20,800 isolation beds at 42 percent occupancy, 15,600 ward beds at 42 percent occupancy, and 22 percent of 3,100 ventilators are currently in use.
In the National Capital Region alone, there are 1,300 ICU beds at 38 percent occupancy, 4,700 isolation beds at 32 percent occupancy, 4,300 ward beds at 35 percent occupancy, and 21 percent of 1,000 ventilators are in use.