8,900 more added to Covid recover tally pushing total to 1.062 million


A total of 8,952 more recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, raising the tally to 1,062,427 or 93.3 percent of total infections, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

Since the first patient was recorded in March 2020, the DOH has confirmed 1.138 million Covid-19 cases, 5 percent of which are undergoing treatment and 1.67 percent dead.

In its latest case bulletin, the agency also logged 6,739 new infections, jacking up the active cases to 56,709.

A total of 93 individuals, meanwhile, died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 19,051.

Most of the active cases or 93.42 percent have mild symptoms, 2.2 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are critical, 1.9 percent are severe, and 1.17 percent are moderate.

Nationwide, at least 21,500 beds are dedicated for Covid-19 patients.

Of this number, the DOH said 57 percent of the 1,900 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, 44 percent of the 13,600 isolation beds, and 48 percent of 6,000 ward beds.

In Metro Manila, currently occupied are 63 percent of the 700 ICU beds, 43 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, and 47 percent of 2,200 ward beds for coronavirus cases.

About 39 percent of the total 2,000 ventilators are also in use.

While the National Capital Region Plus (NCR, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite) has been placed under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions on May 15 to 21, the DOH said the public must still strictly adhere to health standards to continuously slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

” Even with the imposition of new quarantine classification in NCR Plus, we should avoid complacency),” the agency said in a statement.

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