By Amado Inigo
MANILA — The Department of Health has on Thursday reported 11,429 additional COVID-19 infections, pushing the country’s total caseload to 904,285.
With Thursday’s number, PH’s active cases rose up to 183,527 or 20.3% of the accumulated infections since the outbreak of the virus last year.
In terms of recoveries for the day, the DOH said 856 got clean bills of health from Covid, pushing the total of heals to 705,164.
There was again a huge number of fatalities:148 increasing the country’s death toll to 15,594.
In other developments:
A PGH doctor accordingly expressed disbelief over Presidential spokesman Harry Roque’s swift admission to the hospital for COVID-19 ahead of the large number of patients who have been waiting in line.
The United States government also clarified that Malacañang is falsely claiming the US has not given a single vaccine to the Philippines.
According to Washington on Thursday, the real score is Uncle Sam has donated P170 million to Manila’s vaccination program, bringing its total pandemic assistance to the country to nearly P1.3 billion.
While a whiff of good news says that former president Joseph Estrada has already been transferred to a regular room after nine (9) days in the intensive care unit due to severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19, his son and former senator Jinggoy Estrada said. (AI/MTVN)
More people dying of Covid
The number of people dying of the coronavirus disease in Metro Manila has increased three-fold in recent weeks, OCTA Research Group revealed yesterday.
Citing data from the Department of Health (DOH), the group noted that the case fatality rate (CFR) in the National Capital Region (NCR) was at 5.36 percent from March 28 to April 13, up from 1.82 percent recorded since the pandemic started.
CFR refers to the number of people who died out of the total number of COVID-19 cases.
Comparing the data before and after March 28, OCTA said there was a significant increase in the number of people who died in the 65 and up age group (11.8 percent to 28.6 percent), 60 to 64 (5.7 percent to 16.4 percent) and 50 to 59 (2.7 percent to 8.7 percent).