6,784 new COVID cases push active cases up to 58,986

 6,784 new COVID cases push active cases up to 58,986

The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday reported 6,784 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and nearly 3,000 recoveries. The DoH also reported 137 additional deaths, bringing the total death toll from the disease to 18,958.

In a statement on Friday, the DOH said there are 6,784 additional cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total tally since the pandemic started to 1,131,467.

As of Friday , there are 58,986 active cases, higher than the 55,260 reported on Thursday.

The number of new recoveries is 2,972, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,053,123.

Around 93.5% of the active cases are classified as mild, while 2.3% are asymptomatic. Meanwhile, 1.8% of the cases were severe, 1.3% critical, and 1.13% moderate.

The DoH reported that 59% of the country’s ICU beds are being utilized while utilization rates of ward beds are 48%; isolation beds, 44%; and ventilators, 40%. — Gillian M. Cortez

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