The Philippines on Thursday reported 1,712 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily tally so far this year.
Latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that the February 20 figure raises the total number of COVID-19 infections to 3,652,203.
Ngayong 4 PM, Pebrero 20, 2022, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 1,712 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19….Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Sunday, February 20, 2022
Of these, 1.7 percent or 60,532 remain active but 92.4 percent of them have mild or no symptoms.
The positivity rate was at 8.8 percent based on test results of samples from 28,500 individuals received on February 18.
The regions with most cases in the last two weeks were Metro Manila with 316 or 20 percent, Calabarzon with 221 or 14 percent, and Western Visayas with 180 or 11 percent.
Total recoveries now stand at 3,535,987, with 3,686 new survivors confirmed.
There are also 55,684 total fatalities after 77 new deaths were recorded.
According to the DOH latest bulletin, 30 percent of the country’s intensive care unit beds were utilized, while 15 percent of the mechanical ventilators were also in use.
Three laboratories failed to submit data on time.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi Facebook page