MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Wednesday recorded 890 new COVID-19 infections, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed.
In its bulletin, the DOH said the latest figure brought the country’s total of recorded cases to 2,828,660.
Of the total caseload, 17,864 were active infections – 53.4% of which are mild, 21.39% are moderate, 4.8% are asymptomatic, 14.4% are severe, and 6.0% are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, total recoveries rose to 2,763,114 after 1,710 more patients recuperated from the viral disease.
The death toll climbed to 47,682 with 200 new fatalities.
The country’s positivity rate was at 2.5%, based on data gathered on November 22 from 32,254 tested individuals.
Two laboratories were not operational on November 22 while three others were not able to submit their data on time, the DOH said. The five labs contribute on average 1.5% of positive cases and 1.8% of samples tested.
Data from the DOH also indicated that 31% of intensive care unit (ICU) beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide are in use while 29% are utilized in Metro Manila.
Isolation beds nationwide are 28% occupied while 25% are in use in Metro Manila.