PH reports 7,772 new Covid-19 cases

THE country reported 7,772 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, for a total of 2.714 million, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

Positivity rate is at 13 percent with 54,174 samples received by the DoH on October 14. Only one laboratory failed to submit data.

Of the 85,048 active cases, 88 percent are mild and asymptomatic, 1.5 percent are critical and 3.6 percent have severe symptoms.

There are 2.588 million recoveries and the death toll is up at 40,580.

Occupancy rate of hospitals in the National Capital Region has gone down, with 62 percent of Covid-19 patients confined in intensive care units (ICUs), 39 percent are in isolation and 44 percent in wards.

Across the country, 64 percent are in ICU, 49 percent in isolation, and 48 percent in wards.

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