MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported 305 new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the country’s death toll to 46,422.
This is the second day in a row that the country has recorded deaths above the 300 mark, despite recording a low number of new infections in recent weeks.
According to the DOH, the total number of deaths currently represents 1.65% of the 2,821,753 confirmed infections with the virus in the country.
This is the second highest daily death toll recorded in November after November 17 and 14, when 309 deaths were recorded for both days.
These deaths also represent 0.91% of total deaths worldwide.
According to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker, the total number of deaths worldwide is currently 5,124,214, while infections are 255,031,099.
Meanwhile, the country’s total current active infections edged down to 23,158 on Thursday, after recoveries rose to 2,752,173.
The country also continues to have a low rate of healthcare utilization, according to the DOH, with just 38% of intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 28% of isolation beds, 20% of beds service and 20% of the fans are currently in use.
In Metro Manila, occupied intensive care beds are currently at 32%, isolation beds at 24%, service beds at 24% and 22% for ventilators.
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