PH records 2,196 new COVID-19 cases | Inquirer News

PH records 2,196 new COVID-19 cases

/ 04:08 PM February 17, 2022

The country recorded 2,196 new COVID cases on Thursday, the fourth straight day that additional infections were just within the 2,000 range.

MANILA, Philippines — The country recorded 2,196 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the fourth straight day that additional infections were just within the 2,000 range.


The 2,196 new cases were also the second lowest so far for February following the 2,010 cases registered on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 4,409 more recoveries and 107 deaths. The active cases stood at 66,588.


Of the active cases, 93 percent are either mild or asymptomatic. A total of 1,090 are without symptoms, 60,848 are mild, 2,913 are moderate, 1,428 are severe, and 309 are critical.

The country has so far confirmed 3,646,793 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Of this number, 3,524,875 are recoveries and 55,330 are fatalities.

The DOH reported a positivity rate of 9.7 percent out of 29,392 individuals who got tested for coronavirus last Tuesday.

According to the health agency, 31 percent of intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 27 percent of isolation beds, and 23 percent of ward beds nationwide for COVID-19 patients are being occupied. In Metro Manila, 31 percent of ICU beds, 25 percent of isolation beds, and 26 percent of ward beds are in use.

All testing laboratories were operational on Tuesday. Only three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.


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