Active COVID-19 cases drop to 49,000

May 19, 2021 People's Tonight 140 views

CNN Philippines — The country’s active COVID-19 cases or people currently sick dropped to 49,951 – the lowest in over two months – excluding data from seven laboratories, the Department of Health reported on Wednesday.

It’s the lowest since March 14, when there were more than 48,000 patients still battling the disease.

At least 92.8% of the active cases have mild symptoms, 2.2% have no symptoms, 2.1% have severe symptoms, 1.5% are in critical condition, and 1.36% are moderate.

The DOH case bulletin said the active case count is equivalent to 4.3% of the total number of infections. The nationwide tally is now 1,159,071 with 4,700 new cases.

The death toll also jumped to 19,507 or 1.68% of the case total after 136 more people lost their lives to the disease. The DOH said 88 of the new fatalities were previously reported as survivors.

Meanwhile, 6,986 more patients recovered, raising the number of survivors to 1,089,613 – which is 94% of the COVID-19 total. The Health Department said it deleted 17 duplicates, including ten recoveries and one death.