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PH Covid-19 Recoveries Rise By 2.3K

PH Covid-19 Recoveries Rise By 2.3K


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The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 2,737,722 after 2,388 new recoveries were reported on Thursday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 97.4 percent of the total case count which has reached 2,811,248 since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, some 1,974 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 28,660.

About 62.1 percent of these active cases are mild, 5.9 percent are asymptomatic, 4.4 percent are critical, 10.4 percent are severe, and 17.15 percent are moderate.

Some 142 new deaths were reported which brought the country’s Covid-19 fatalities to 44,866.

According to DOH data on Nov. 9, about 4.9 percent of 43,357 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 37 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 33 are recoveries and one is death. Moreover, 104 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Nov. 9 while two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH noted the two non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.4 percent of samples tested, and 0.3 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 41 percent of 3,800 intensive care unit beds, 32 percent of 20,700 isolation beds, 23 percent of 13,900 ward beds, and 23 percent of 3,200 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 38 percent of 1,300 intensive care unit beds, 27 percent of 4,900 isolation beds, 25 percent of 4,000 ward beds, and 22 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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