Philippines Covid-19 cases rise to 27,238; recoveries now 6,820

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 457 additional coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, raising the overall tally to 27,238.

The DOH said 115 of the new cases are “late” or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 342 are “fresh cases” or results released since Monday.

Of the fresh cases, 144 are from the National Capital Region (NCR), 101 from Region 7 (Central Visayas) while the remaining 97 are from other regions.

Meanwhile, 29 of the late cases are from NCR, 59 from Central Visayas, and the remaining 27 from other regions.

The DOH also reported 268 new recoveries and five new deaths.

To date, the total number of recoveries nationwide is 6,820 while the death toll is 1,108.

In its case bulletin, the DOH noted that there are 19,126 active Covid-19 cases where 405 or 2.1 percent is asymptomatic, 18,638 or 97.4 percent have mild symptoms, 66 or 0.3 percent have severe symptoms, and 17 or 0.1 percent are in critical condition.

As of Tuesday, the DOH has 13,785 total bed capacity dedicated to patients with Covid-19.

Occupied are about 38.60 percent of 3,083 ward beds; 35.29 percent of 9,384 isolation beds; and 33 percent of 1,318 intensive care unit beds.

There are 2,025 total ventilators for Covid-19 patients with about 19.16 percent in use.

In Local Isolation and General Treatment Areas for Covid-19 cases (Ligtas Covid) facilities across the country, some 50,217 beds are dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, some 3,208 beds are dedicated to Covid-19 patients in Mega Ligtas Covid facilities. (PNA