MORE and more people in the Philippines have managed to recover from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) with the Department of Health (DOH) reporting again Wednesday, January 19, 2022, over 36,000 recoveries along with 22,958 new cases.

The total number of people who have survived Covid-19 is now at 2,969,853 (90.2 percent) with the 36,611 additional survivors logged Wednesday, while the country's total caseload rose to 3,293,625.

The DOH said the new cases reported Wednesday, January 19, also brought the country's active cases to 270,728 (8.2 percent).

Of the active cases, 8,335 have remained asymptomatic, 257,632 were mild, 2,970 moderate, 1,487 severe and 304 critical.

The positivity rate remained at 43.5 percent, based on the 62,531 samples that were tested last January 17.

The DOH also logged 82 new mortalities that raised the death toll to 53,044 (1.61 percent).

Six laboratories were not able to submit their output last January 17, and these laboratories contributed on average 1.5 percent of samples tested and 1.9 percent of positive results in the last 14 days, said the DOH.

The health agency continued to remind the public to follow the minimum public health standards to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

It also advised those who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 to get themselves inoculated, saying vaccination has been proven to prevent severe and critical cases of Covid-19. (LMY)