MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Friday recorded 20,336 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to 2,324,475 since the pandemic broke out in 2020.
The Department of Health (DOH) said the latest figure pushed the country’s active cases to 188,108. Of these cases, 87.6 percent are mild, 2.49 percent are moderate, 8.1 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are severe, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, total number of recoveries rose to 2,100,039 after 10,028 more patients recovered from the disease.
Deaths related to COVID-19 also climbed to 36,328 with 310 new fatalities.
Four accredited testing laboratories failed to submit data on time.
Government data also showed that 77 percent of 4,300 ICU beds nationwide are occupied.
Around 68 percent of 20,800 isolation beds in the country are also in use while 73 percent of 15,900 ward beds are occupied.
Data also showed that 57 percent of the more than 3,200 ventilators in the country are being utilized.
In the National Capital Region, 79 percent of the total 1,500 ICU beds are occupied.
Around 64 percent of the 4,500 isolation beds are in use while 74 percent of the 4,400 ward beds are being utilized.
Of the total 1,100 ventilators in the capital region, 62 percent are being used.
The DOH also reported 26.6 percent COVID-19 positivity rate out of the 75,766 tests conducted on September 15.