PH logs 5,683 new cases, 9,028 recoveries

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THE Department of Health (DoH) posted 5,683 new cases of and 9,028 recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday.

The drop in case numbers was due to the low submission of samples by the DoH laboratories on Sunday, with only 5,046 of the 35,286 tested or 14.3 percent returning positive results.

At least 1.067 million Filipinos had been infected, with 6.2 percent or 66,060 cases active and 92.2 percent or 984,210 having recovered.

Of the active cases, 97.2 percent are mild, moderate or asymptomatic while the rest are severe or critical.

The death toll is up to 17,622, including 97 new fatalities.

Occupancy rate for intensive care units in Metro Manila remains at 74 percent and 50 percent and 60 percent for isolation and ward beds respectively.

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