MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Friday listed 17,964 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,179,770.
In its 4 p.m. bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the latest figure pushed the country’s active cases to 175,470.
Of the active cases, 87.8 percent are mild, 7.8 percent are asymptomatic, 2.48 percent are moderate, 1.3 percent are severe, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.
The DOH noted in its report that all accredited testing laboratories in the country were operational on Sept. 8 but four failed to submit data on time.
Government data also showed that 9,067 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 1,969,401.
The death toll climbed to 34,899 with 168 new fatalities.
Government data also showed that 75 percent of 4,200 ICU beds nationwide are occupied.
Around 69 percent of nearly 20,700 isolation beds in the country are also in use while 73 percent of 15,800 ward beds are occupied.
Data also showed that 57 percent of the more than 3,300 ventilators in the country are being utilized.
In the National Capital Region, 73 percent of the total 1,400 ICU beds are occupied.
Around 66 percent of the 4,600 isolation beds are in use while 73 percent of the 4,400 ward beds are being utilized.
Of the total 1,200 ventilators in the capital region, 63 percent are being used.
The COVID-19 positivity rate in the country was at 28.9 percent out of the 76,562 tests conducted on September 8, the DOH said.