MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Wednesday listed 6,560 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), pushing the nationwide tally to 1,524,449.
The Department of Health (DOH), in its latest bulletin, said the number of active cases in the country reached 47,996.
Of this, 92.1 percent are mild, 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.84 percent are moderate, 2.6 percent are severe, and 1.6 percent are in critical condition.
The DOH noted in its report that four accredited testing laboratories failed to submit data on time.
The DOH also reported 5,364 new recovered patients, bringing the total recoveries to 1,449,579.
COVID-related deaths rose to 26,874 with 32 new fatalities.
Data from the DOH also showed that 55 percent of the country’s ICU beds are occupied and 36 percent of ventilators are being used.
In the National Capital Region, 42 percent of the ICU beds are occupied while 34 percent of the ventilators are in use.
The DOH also reported a positivity rate of 12.1 percent out of 36,168 tests reported last July 19.