Philippines logs 7,689 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 136K


Published February 5, 2022 4:14pm

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday logged 7,689 new COVID-19 cases, taking the nationwide tally to 3,601,471.

Based on the DOH’s latest bulletin, the new cases brought the country’s active case count to 136,436, of which 7,069 are asymptomatic, 124,476 are mild, 3,106 are moderate, 1,468 are severe, and 317 are in critical condition.

The Health department said of the 7,689 newly reported cases, 6,777 or 88% occurred within the recent 14 days (January 23 to February 5).

The top regions with cases in the last two weeks were Region 7 with 1,022 or 15%, followed by Region 11 with 830 or 12% and the National Capital Region (NCR) with 748 or 11%.

There were 22,539 more patients who recovered from the respiratory disease, bringing the total to 3,410,821.

The number of deaths climbed to 54,214 after reporting only one fatality.

The country’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 23.3%, which is higher than the World Health Organization’s recommended rate of less than 5%.

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted was 40,075.

The DOH said all laboratories were operational on February 3, while six laboratories failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.

It said 205 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 116 were recoveries and one death.

One case that was previously tagged as a recovery was reclassified as a death after final validation.

Forty-two percent of 3,800 intensive care unit (ICU) beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide were in use.

At least 40% of the 15,500 ward beds in the country were utilized, while 34% of the 4,300 ward beds in the NCR were in use. — VBL, GMA News

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