DOH reports 941 new COVID-19 cases
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 941 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as the number of active coronavirus cases decreased to over 49,000.
According to DOH, the new cases and the additional 1,784 recoveries and 109 deaths placed the current active cases to 49,374.
Of the active cases, 91.1 percent are either mild or asymptomatic. A total of 416 cases are asymptomatic, 44,586 are mild, 2,736 are moderate, 1,344 are severe, and 292 are critical.
There have been a total of 3.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. Of this number, 3,560,425 are recoveries and 56,879 are deaths.
The DOH said the positivity rate was at 3.8 percent from 26,737 individuals who got themselves tested for COVID-19 on Thursday.
On hospitalization, 25 percent of intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 22 percent of isolation beds, and 14 percent of ward beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide are currently occupied.
Meanwhile in Metro Manila, 25 percent of ICU beds, 21 percent of isolation beds, and 24 percent of ward beds are in use.
“Data from March 3 is used for healthcare utilization figures due to a shift in version in DOH Data Collect,” the DOH said.
All labs were operational on Thursday and only one laboratory was not able to submit data.
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