At least 738 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease, pushing the country’s overall Covid-19 recoveries to 524,042 on Thursday.
In its daily case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the figures represent 92.2 percent of those who tested positive for the virus who have so far beaten the illness.
The agency also reported 2,269 new confirmed cases and 72 new deaths.
These figures brought the overall tally of active cases to 32,437 and the death toll to 12,201.
The DOH said about 88.5 percent of the active cases are mild, 6.1 percent are asymptomatic, 2.3 percent are severe, 0.78 percent are moderate, and 2.4 percent are in critical condition.
“There were eight duplicates removed from the total case count as these were five recovered cases. Moreover, 12 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.
According to DOH data on Thursday, about 1,664 or 6.1 percent of 27,404 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
Currently, there is a 21,400-bed capacity dedicated to patients with Covid-19.
Available are 60 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 67 percent of 13,500 isolation beds, and 78 percent of 6,000 ward beds.
About 79 percent of 2,100 ventilators are available for Covid-19 patients’ use.
The agency also urged 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)