PH COVID-19 Recoveries Up By 17K To 293,075

PH COVID-19 Recoveries Up By 17K To 293,075

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A total of 17,057 new recovered cases reported on Sunday pushed the overall tally of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide to 293,075.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 2,502 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 39,945.

Of the active cases, about 83 percent are mild, 11.2 percent are asymptomatic, 1.8 percent are severe, and 3.9 percent are in critical condition.

The majority of the newly announced cases are from the National Capital Region (NCR) with 782, the provinces of Rizal with 141, Laguna with 128, Cavite with 125, and Bulacan with 119 infections.

The DOH also reported some 83 deaths, which brings the death toll to 6,321.

Of the 83 deaths, 24 or 29 percent occurred in October, 21 or 23 percent in September, 23 or 28 percent in August, nine or 11 percent in July, two or 2 percent in June, one or 1 percent in May, two or 2 percent in April, and one or 1 percent in March.

“Some 87 duplicates were removed from the total case count and 35 of these were recovered cases. Moreover, 41 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.

As of Saturday, the 110 licensed reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratories and 35 licensed GeneXpert laboratories have conducted a total of 3,876,311 tests nationwide.

DOH said it has 20,500 total bed capacity dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

Occupied are about 46 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds; 45 percent of 13,100 isolation beds; and 44 percent of 5,500 ward beds.

About 25 percent of 2,100 ventilators are in use. (PNA)

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