PH logs highest number of Covid-19 cases in a day at 26,458

MANILA TIMES

THE Philippines logged 26,458 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, surpassing the 26,303 that was recorded on Sept. 11, 2021.

Cyclists and motorists queueing for their booster shot against COVID-19 at the vicinity of the Kartilya ng Katipunan in Manila on January 8, 2022. The booster rollout is part of the Manila City Government’s vaccination program against COVID-19 to the general population, and it welcomes non-residents of the city through a registration process to a website accredited by the city government. While in a news report, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso assures that the Manila city government has enough supply of vaccines to complement its aggressive, open vaccination policy amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the country. PHOTO BY ENRIQUE AGCAOILI

Cyclists and motorists queueing for their booster shot against COVID-19 at the vicinity of the Kartilya ng Katipunan in Manila on January 8, 2022. The booster rollout is part of the Manila City Government’s vaccination program against COVID-19 to the general population, and it welcomes non-residents of the city through a registration process to a website accredited by the city government. While in a news report, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso assures that the Manila city government has enough supply of vaccines to complement its aggressive, open vaccination policy amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the country. PHOTO BY ENRIQUE AGCAOILI

Nearly all cases occurred within the recent 14 days or from December 26 to January 8, with most of them from the National Capital Region (NCR) with 16,139 cases. Calabarzon tallied 5,387 cases and Central Luzon, 2,281 cases.

This puts the total number of cases in the country at 2.937 million, of which, 102,017, or 3.5 percent, are active, with 95.5 percent either mild or asymptomatic.

The positivity rate also reached an all-time high of 43.7 percent, or 33,651 of the 77,004 samples that were tested were found positive for the virus. Six laboratories did not send their data to the DoH.

Total recoveries are at 2.783 million, with 1,656 new ones, while the death toll has reached 52,135, including 265 new fatalities.

Occupancy rate for beds in intensive care units and in isolation for Covid-19 patients is at 51 percent each and 62 percent in wards. Of these patients, 27 percent are intubated.

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