Thu. May 26th, 2022

The country logged 1,223 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases and 2,400 more recoveries on Saturday, according to Department of Health (DOH) data.


Active cases are at 53,934, down from the previous day’s 55,140, while the recovery count is at 3,549,735.

The DOH also reported 128 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 56,351.

The nation’s tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began two years ago stood at 3.66 million, of which 1.5 percent are undergoing treatment, 97 percent have recovered, and 1.54 percent died.

Of the active cases, the DOH said 48,842 are mild, 597 are asymptomatic, 2,780 are moderate, 1,417 are severe, and 298 are critical.

The positivity rate is 5.3 percent based on the 26,631 individuals tested for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on February 24.

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

The concerned laboratories contributed at least 2.6 percent of samples tested and 0.8 percent among positive individuals based on data in the past 14 days.

Nationwide, coronavirus patients occupy 27 percent of 3,800 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 22 percent of 20,400 isolation beds, and 16 percent of 14,300 ward beds.

In Metro Manila, at least 26 percent of the 1,300 ICU beds are in use, including 24 percent of the 4,600 isolation beds, and 24 percent of the 4,000 ward beds dedicated for Covid-19 patients. 

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