424 new Covid-19 recoveries, total at 312K: DOH

424 new Covid-19 recoveries, total at 312K: DOH

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported that 424 more individuals have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the country’s total recoveries to 312,691.

According to the DOH’s daily Covid-19 bulletin, the country’s active Covid-19 cases is currently at 46,192, with 1,923 newly-reported cases.

Davao City reported the highest number of new infections with 99 cases, followed by the province of Cavite with 94, the City of Manila with 94, Quezon City with 92, and the province of Negros Occidental with 89.

Of the active cases, most or 83.6 percent are showing mild symptoms, followed by those without symptoms at 11.3 percent, those in critical condition at 3.2 percent, and those with severe symptoms at 1.8 percent.

The DOH also reported 132 new deaths associated with Covid-19, bringing the country’s total casualty against the pandemic at 6,915.

The country’s total Covid-19 cases are currently at 365,799.

The number of beds available for Covid-19 patients continues to remain at a safe level, with the country’s 1,900 beds at intensive care units (ICU) currently at 44 percent occupancy, 13,500 isolation beds at 43 percent occupancy, 5,900 ward beds at 37 percent occupancy, and only 22 percent of the country’s 2,000 ventilators are in use.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), the amount of Covid-19 beds is slightly less than the national average, with its 718 ICU beds at 49 percent occupancy, 3,800 isolation beds at 47 percent occupancy, 2,200 ward beds at 36 percent occupancy, and only 26 percent of its 833 ventilators are in use.

To date, a total of 4,249,160 tests for Covid-19 have been performed throughout the country by 114 licensed reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratories and 36 GeneXpert laboratories. (PNA)

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