PH logs 598 more Covid-19 cases

Published March 17, 2022, 7:57 PM

by Analou de Vera

Shoppers flock to bargain stores along Ilaya Street in Divisoria, Binondo, Manila, on Oct. 14, 2021. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)

The Philippines recorded 598 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, March 17.

The country’s running tally of cases jumped to 3,672,661, as shown on the website of the Department of Health (DOH).

Of the total count, 45,394 cases remain active or those who are still battling with Covid-19.

The regions with the most number of cases in the past 14 days were the National Capital Region, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and Central Visayas.

The death toll climbed to 57,880, while the recovery count soared to 3,569,387.

It was also shown that the bed utilization for intensive care units dedicated for Covid-19 patients is at 24.64 percent or 912 out of 3,701 beds.

A total of 4,579 isolation beds for Covid-19 patients are being used out of the 20,773. For ward beds, only 1,917 are occupied out of the 14,037 beds.