PH Covid-19 recoveries now 294,161

PH Covid-19 recoveries now 294,161

MANILA – The Department of Health on Thursday logged 385 new recovered cases, bringing the overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide to 294,161.

In its latest case bulletin, the DOH also reported 2,361 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 48,040.

Of the active cases, about 84.6 percent are mild, 10.7 percent are asymptomatic, 1.6 percent are severe, and 3.2 percent are in critical condition.

The majority of the new confirmed cases were from the National Capital Region with 565, followed by the provinces of Cavite (174), Pangasinan (145), Northern Samar (104), and Quezon (98).

The DOH also reported 50 deaths, which brings the death toll to 6,497.

Of the 50 deaths, 34 or 68 percent occurred in October, nine or 18 percent in September, five or 10 percent in August, and one or 2 percent each in July and June.

“About 99 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and 77 of these were recovered cases and two were deaths. Moreover, seven cases, which were previously tagged as recovered, were reclassified as deaths,” the DOH said.

As of Wednesday, the 112 DOH-licensed reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction laboratories and 35 GeneXpert laboratories have done a total of 4,012,853 tests nationwide.

The DOH said it has 20,600 beds dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

Occupied are about 47 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds; 45 percent of 13,300 isolation beds; and 42 percent of 5,400 ward beds.

About 24 percent of 2,200 ventilators are in use. (PNA)

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