At least 500 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease, pushing the country’s overall tally of recovered cases to 467,475 on Thursday.
In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the figures represent 92.1 percent of those who tested positive for the virus that has so far beaten the illness.
The agency also reported 1,783 new confirmed cases and 74 new deaths.
These figures brought the overall tally of active cases to 30,126 and the death toll to 10,116.
The DOH said about 84.8 percent of the active cases are mild, 8 percent are asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are severe, 0.40 percent are moderate, and 4.4 percent are in critical condition.
“There were five duplicates removed from the total case count as these three were recovered cases. Moreover, 15 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.
Quezon City topped the list of places that logged the most number of new cases with 99 infections.
It was followed by Rizal with 83; City of Manila with 78; Bulacan with 69; and Cavite with 66.
DOH data on Jan. 20 showed that 1,366 or 6 percent of 22,947 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
Currently, there is a 26,800-bed capacity dedicated to patients with Covid-19.
Available are 58 percent of 2,100 intensive care unit beds, 63 percent of 16,600 isolation beds, and 73 percent of 8,100 ward beds.
About 79 percent of 2,100 ventilators are available for Covid-19 patients’ use.
It reminded the public to continue observing the minimum health standards, especially when going outdoors — the proper wearing of face masks and face shields, avoiding cramped places where physical distancing is impossible, and avoiding staying outside for a long period. (PNA)