Active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines jumped to over 81,000 as the Department of Health (DOH) reported more than 12,000 new infections on Wednesday, August 11.
The DOH case bulletin showed that the number of active cases stood at 81,399 after 12,021 new COVID-19 cases were detected nationwide.
The last time that the Philippines reported over 12,000 cases was on April 10 with 12,674 cases at that time.
Of the active cases, 94.8 percent have mild symptoms, 1.5 percent are asymptomatic, one percent are in critical condition, 1.6 percent are severe, and 1.15 percent are in moderate condition.
The country’s running tally of confirmed cases is now at 1,688,040.
The death toll increased to 29,374 or 1.74 percent of overall cases after 154 more people lost their lives.
Meanwhile, 9,591 more patients were tagged as recovered, raising the recovery count to 1,577,267 which is equivalent to 93.4 percent of the total case count.
The positivity rate or the percentage of patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 or the virus that causes COVID-19 is at 21.9 percent based on the 38,478 tests reported on August 9, the DOH said.
The DOH also said that 68 percent of the intensive care unit beds, dedicated for COVID-19 patients nationwide, are occupied; while 57 percent of the isolation beds are currently utilized.
Eligible individuals were urged once again to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The DOH likewise urged the public to strictly adhere to the health safety protocols.