Huge number of Covid-19 recoveries; accumulated cases close in on 1M mark

Huge number of Covid-19 recoveries; accumulated cases close in on 1M mark

By Amado Inigo

MANILA — The Department of Health has on Thursday reported new positive cases of 8,767, pushing the country’s total caseload of accumulated infections closer to a million at 971,049.

That number includes the number of fatalities and recoveries, which, when combined and deducted, leaves the country but a total of 107,998 active cases or patients still undergoing treatment and recovering from the killer disease.

On Thursday, the health agency registered a big number of recoveries at 17,138 for a total of 846,691 survivors since the outbreak of the virus in March last year.

There were 105 fatalities, bringing the total to 16,370.
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Of the day’s total number of recorded cases in the country, 11.1 % (107,988) were active cases, 87.2 % (846,691) recovered, and 1.69 % (16,370) died.

In another development, it was reported that another community pantry in Pandacan, Manila closed its doors over fears for the safety of its volunteers amid continued red-tagging.

A third private hospital has been granted by the FDA a compassionate special permit (CSP) to use anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 although the World Health Organization does not recommend its use on COVID-19 patients other than in a clinical trial.

Abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported 53 new COVID-19 cases and one new death among overseas Filipinos, bringing their totals to 18,218 and 1,122, respectively. (AI/MTVN)

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