The Philippines on Monday reported a total of 14,610 new Covid-19 cases, the third-highest daily infections reported since the start of the pandemic in March last year.
This is also the third consecutive day that the daily infections reported breached the 14,000 mark.
Based on the latest DoH Covid-19 case bulletin, the newly-confirmed infections brought the country’s total caseload to 1,755,846, of which the active cases are 107,988, which is also the highest in nearly four months.
Of the active cases, 96.1 percent are mild, 0.9 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are severe, and 0.7 percent are in critical condition.
The total number of recoveries rose to 1,618,808 after 10,674 more patients recovered from the dreaded virus.
Meanwhile, the country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 30,366 after 27 new fatalities were recorded.
The positivity rate stood at 23 percent out of the 58,471 individuals who were screened for respiratory disease on 14 August.
Comparing the data from 15 to 16 August, the country’s occupied intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 slightly increased from 70 percent to 71 percent.
The occupied isolation beds for Covid-19 slightly decreased from 60 percent to 59 percent, while the mechanical ventilators currently in use decreased from 51 percent to 50 percent.
In the National Capital Region, the ICU utilization rate slightly increased from 71 percent to 72 percent.
Meanwhile, there has been a decrease in the occupied isolation beds for Covid-19 from 64 percent to 62 percent.
The mechanical ventilators currently in use in Metro Manila decreased from 56 percent to 53 percent.
The DoH said there were a total 380 duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, 369 are recoveries and 1 is a death.
“Moreover, three cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 22 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DoH said.