MANILA, May 14 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases rose to 1,124,724 on Thursday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,385 new infections.
According to the DOH, active cases slightly rose to 55,260.
Of this, 93.3% are mild, 2.2% are asymptomatic, 1.9% are severe, and 1.4% are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, 4,289 more patients have also recovered from the illness, bringing the total to 1,050,643, while 107 new fatalities brought the death toll to 18,821.
Twenty duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.
“Moreover, 59 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the Health department said.
DOH data also showed that 61% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are in use while 41% of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.
In the National Capital Region, 64% of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 48% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier announced that the Philippines will receive an additional 2.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX facility this month.
More than 2 million individuals in the Philippines have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine.(MNS)