DOH reports 12,021 additional Covid-19 cases

DOH reports 12,021 additional Covid-19 cases

THE Department of Health on Wednesday reported 12,021 additional Covid-19 cases, the highest in more than four months, after the government included more areas in the country under the enhanced community quarantine, the highest virus alert classification.

The last time the country listed over 12,000 new infections was on April 10, when 12,674 cases were recorded.

The country’s total COVID-19 infections soared to 1,688,040, of which 81,399 or 4.8 percent are active, according to the Department of Health’s (DOH) latest bulletin.

This is the 7th straight day that the number of new cases announced is above 8,000, data showed.

The DOH added that the positivity rate is at 21.9 percent, based on the test results of 38,478 individuals who were screened for the virus on Monday.

Covid-related fatalities raised to 29,374 with 154 more deaths.

Recoveries, meanwhile, increased to 1,577,267 as 9,591 new recuperations were recorded.

Metro Manila’s intensive care unit (ICU) utilization is at 69 percent, while the ICU occupation rate nationwide is at 68 percent.

Of the total count, the DOH said 81,399 are active cases — the highest after April 24, when the number of ill patients was above 89,000.

Among the active cases, at least 94.8% have mild symptoms, 1.5% are asymptomatic, 1.0% are critical, 1.6% are in severe condition, and 1.15% have moderate symptoms.

Three laboratories failed to submit data on time.


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