PH records over 3 Million cases since the pandemic started

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The Philippines recorded another record high new cases for Covid-19 as Health Authorities reported 28,007 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 3,026,473 since the pandemic started.

In the past three days, the Philippines logged a record high number of new cases, 26,458 on Jan. 8, 28,707 on Jan. 9, and 33,169 on Jan 10.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday said the country is now classified as “critical risk” for Covid-19 after recording a 3,663% growth rate in cases for two-week.

The current active case in the country, 181,016 which is 6.0% does not include results from 12 testing laboratories that contributed an average of 4.2% of all samples tested and 5.5% of all positive cases. 92.3% or 2,792,946 cases were recovered and 1.74% or 54, 511 deaths.

Of the cases reported, 97.4% were mild and asymptomatic.

The bulletin also showed 58,409 Covid-19 tests as of Jan. 9, which is lower than the numbers in the last four days.

In a tweet by OCTA Research fellow and UP Professor of Mathematics Dr. Guido David, the occupancy rate in the ICU in NCR is still manageable, although hospital bed occupancy in NCR is reaching capacity, close to maximum occupancy during the delta surge.

As of Jan. 10, 114,249,221 total doses have been administered in the Philippines. 57,822,417 of which is for the first dose, 52,849,101 for the second dose, and 3,577,703 for the booster dose.