By Amado Inigo
MANILA — If it’s any consolation amid alarming daily cases of Covid-19 cases, the Department of Health reported on Easter Sunday a single-day record number of recoveries.
To be exact, the health agency registered a single-day high of 41,205 heals, bringing the number of total accumulated recoveries from the killer disease to 646,100.
On the same day, positive cases went down a little to 11,028, from a high of more than 15K on April 2, of new COVID-19 infections and this brought the country’s total to 795,051.
The huge number of recoveries effectively dropped PH’s active cases to 135,526.
Two more patients succumbed to the killer disease, bringing the tally of fatalities to 13,425.
Meanwhile, the one week extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan starts at midnight of April 5, 2021, and will end on April 11.
On the same day (Monday, 05 April), Finance chief Carlos Dominguez III said local governments will start distributing financial aid in affected areas.
The positivity rate remains above 20 percent with fewer laboratories open during the long Holy Week holiday.
Hospitals in the National Capital Region are filled beyond critical levels with ICU beds at 78 percent and isolation beds at 70 percent.
The surge in the country is now on its fourth week.
The last week of last month saw the highest number of cases within the March 25-31 frame.
However, the growth of cases has significantly slowed down compared to the past three weeks.
Nevertheless, these are high still high numbers to contend with and will take some time before it can be brought down considering the fact that the current cases were exposures within the past two weeks.
These were scientific observations courtesy of Dr. Benjamin Co’s Relative Joy blog.
Based on the actual cases, the Philippines recorded 71,603 cases from March 28-April 03, 2021, or a 7-day average of more than 10,000 new cases daily. (AI/MTVN)