MANILA, Feb 16 (Mabuhay) — The number of daily coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases this year dropped to another record low, with only 2,010 new infections reported on Tuesday.
This is the second straight day the country has recorded less than 3,000 fresh infections, after Monday’s 2,730 infections.
Active cases also dropped to 72,305 from Monday’s 76,609.
In its Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said of the active cases, 66,093 have mild symptoms, followed by those with moderate symptoms at 2,961, the asymptomatic at 1,498, those with severe symptoms at 1,441, and those in critical condition at 312.
Another 6,293 recoveries bring the recovery tally to 3,514,489 out of a total of 3,641,940 confirmed infections since the pandemic started in March 2020.
The death toll has reached 55,146 with an additional 52 deaths.
In total, 93.5 percent of active cases in the country are mild and asymptomatic cases.
Based on the latest testing data, there were 20,084 Covid-19 tests administered on Sunday with a positivity rate of 10.4 percent.
To date, there are 3,900 beds at intensive care units (ICU) in the whole country at 34 percent occupancy, 20,500 isolation beds at 28 percent occupancy, 14,900 ward beds at 25 percent occupancy, and 18 percent of 3,100 ventilators are in use.
In the National Capital Region (NCR) alone, there are 1,200 ICU beds at 32 percent occupancy, 4,600 isolation beds at 23 percent occupancy, 4,200 ward beds at 27 percent occupancy, and 17 percent of 1,000 ventilators are in use. (MNS)