THE Philippines reported 7,485 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Thursday and 4,504 recoveries, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

The total number of infections are at 1.294 million of which 56,921 are active. Recoveries total 1.214 million.

Nearly 97 percent of all active cases are mild, moderate or asymptomatic cases.

A total of 51,688 tests were conducted on Tuesday, where 12.8 percent, or 6,616 samples, were found positive. Four laboratories did not submit their data.

The death toll has reached 22,312, including 122 fatalities.

Occupancy rate in intensive care units for Covid-19 patients is at 57 percent nationwide, 49 percent of which are in Metro Manila.