Philippines logs 12,067 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at over 127k

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday reported a slight decrease in new COVID-19 cases with 12,067 infections.

The relatively low tally is due to a lower laboratory output last Sunday.

The country now has a total of 1,869,691 cases, including 127,703 active ones.

Of the active cases, 95.5% are mild, 1.7% are asymptomatic, 1.2% are severe, and 0.6% are in critical condition.

The DOH also announced that total recoveries climbed to 1,709,724 after 14,565 more patients recovered from the illness.

Meanwhile, 303 new fatalities brought the death toll to 32,264.

A total of 22 duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count.

“Moreover, 161 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.

Data from the DOH showed that 73% of the intensive care unit beds nationwide are in use while 53% of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.

In the National Capital Region, 74% of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 60% of the mechanical ventilators are in use.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III earlier said that some of the funds for the special risk allowances of healthcare workers are already identified and could be distributed by Wednesday.–LDF, GMA News

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