MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday logged 37,070 additional cases of COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said, pushing the country’s total confirmed cases to 3,242,374 since the pandemic started.
Data released on Monday showed that about 36,001 of the new cases occurred between January 4 to January 17.
Most of the cases were recorded in Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and Central Luzon.
This is the sixth straight day that the country logged more than 30,000 new infections, and the fourth day that it announced record-high cases – 39,004 cases last Saturday, 37,207 on Friday, and 37,154 on Sunday.
The new tally brought the number of active infections to 290,938, the DOH said.
Of the newly reported cases, 9,187 were asymptomatic, 277,020 were mild, 2,947 were moderate, 1,480 were severe, and 304 were in critical condition.
The positivity rate was at 46% based on 77,410 tests administered on January 15.
The DOH reported 23 more fatalities, pushing the number of COVID-related deaths to 52,929.
There were 33,940 more recoveries, raising the total number to 2,898,507.
Twelve laboratories were not able to submit their data on time. These facilities contribute on average 5.1% of the samples tested and 5.1% of positive cases.
The utilization rate of intensive care units in use nationwide was at 49% while 58% in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Isolation beds being utilized across the country was at 47%, and 48% in NCR.
Ventilators in use in the capital region was at 22% and 30% in the capital region.