765 new Covid-19 survivors bring recovery tally close to 467K

765 new Covid-19 survivors bring recovery tally close to 467K

MANILA – With 765 new recovered cases reported on Wednesday, the overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide climbed to 466,993.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), the figure is equivalent to a 92.3-percent recovery rate among those who contracted the disease nationwide.

The DOH also tallied 1,862 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 28,904.

Of the active cases, about 84.9 percent are mild, 7.5 percent are asymptomatic, 2.6 percent are severe, 0.39 are moderate, and 4.5 percent are in critical condition.

Most of the newly announced cases were from Zamboanga City with 206, Davao City with 109, Kalinga with 102, Quezon City with 77, and Benguet with 74 infections.

The DOH also logged 64 more deaths on Wednesday, pushing the death toll to 10,042.

“Seven duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, seven were recovered cases. Moreover, 14 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

The department also reported that it has a total bed capacity of 26,500 dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

Available are about 58 percent of 2,100 intensive care unit beds; 63 percent of 16,500 isolation beds; and 73 percent of 7,900 ward beds.

About 79 percent of 2,100 ventilators are available for patients’ use.

The DOH reminded the public to continue observing the minimum public health standards — proper wearing of face masks and full-coverage face shields, physical distancing, and proper handwashing — to prevent the spread of Covid-19. (PNA)

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