COVID-19 cases up by 1,524; PH-wide count now at 491,258

Published January 12, 2021, 5:10 PM

by Betheena Unite

The Philippines recorded 1,524 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Tuesday, pushing the nationwide count to 491,258, the Department of Health said.


Forty-four patients recently recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 458,172.

A total of 139 fatalities were recorded, taking the death toll to 9,554.

Like yesterday, Monday, Davao City also recorded the highest number of new confirmed cases Tuesday with 137 followed by Quezon City with 109, Rizal with 92, Davao del Norte with 53, and Cebu City with 51.

Active cases are at 23,532 or 4.8 percent of the total cases.

According to the latest case bulletin, of the total active cases, 85.1 percent are mild, 5.5 percent are asymptomatic, and 0.54 percent are moderate cases while 5.7 percent of them are in critical condition and 3.2 percent are severe cases.

The Health department noted that two duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, one death has been removed.

Moreover, 78 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths.

It also said that six laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Data Repository System (CDRS) on January 11, 2021.

The latest data also showed that at present, 59 percent of the intensive care units (ICU) dedicated for COVID-19 are available while 63 percent of the isolation beds set for cases of the disease are unoccupied.

It added that 74 percent of the ward beds for COVID-19 patients are available and 79 percent of ventilators are unused.