Unless something is done, the country will continue to post record highs in cases and deaths due to Covid-19 as exemplified by another 12,000 additional cases recorded yesterday.
The DOH also reported the highest number of new fatalities since the pandemic started at 401, bringing the country’s death toll to 14,520
THE numbers just keep getting higher as the country made another dubious distinction after recording all-time high 12,225 Covid-19 cases on Friday.
Based on data released by the Department of Health (DOH), the figure brought the number of total cases in the Philippines to 840,554 with active cases shooting up to 178,351, also the highest recorded this year.
Of these cases, 97.5 percent are mild, 1.4 percent are asymptomatic, 0.5 percent are severe, and 0.4 percent are in critical condition.
The DOH also reported the highest number of new fatalities since the pandemic started at 401, bringing the country’s death toll to 14,520.
Meanwhile, 946 more patients have recovered from the illness, bringing the total to 647,683.
Data from the DOH showed that 63 percent of the country’s intensive care unit beds are in use while 46 percent of the mechanical ventilators are occupied.
In the National Capital Region (NCR), 80 percent of the ICU beds are being utilized by patients while 60 percent of the mechanical ventilators are in use.
Government officials are expected this weekend to announce whether the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed over NCR and nearby provinces since March 29 will be relaxed or continued.
Several medical groups have urged for another week's extension of the ECQ to effectively control the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the NCR Plus bubble. (ONT)
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