9K new Covid-19 survivors in PH

9K new Covid-19 survivors in PH

MANILA – Some 9,117 individuals have recuperated from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday, pushing the country’s recovery count to 1,500,189.

In its daily bulletin, the DOH also logged 8,147 new infections, jacking up the active cases to 60,887.

The fatalities also rose to 27,889 following the addition of 167 new deaths.

The DOH has so far recorded 1,588,965 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the outbreak started, of which 3.8 percent are currently undergoing treatment, 94.4 percent have recovered, while 1.76 percent have died.

The agency said six duplicates were removed from the total cases, all of which were listed as recoveries.

Two cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases while 102 cases that were identified as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Of the active cases, DOH said around 93.8 percent have mild symptoms, 1.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are critical, 2.1 percent are severe, and 1.52 percent are moderate.

The DOH said 54,857 individuals were tested on July 29, at least 14.7 percent or 8,064 of whom turned out positive with SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).

On July 29, two laboratories also did not operate while one failed to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

These three laboratories make up at least 1.8 percent of all the samples tested and 1.6 percent of the positive individuals over the past 14 days.

The DOH also reported that about 59 percent of the 3,600 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are being used, along with 51 percent of the 19,500 isolation beds and 47 percent of the 12,400 ward beds dedicated for Covid-19 patients across the country.

In Metro Manila, occupied are 52 percent of the 1,100 ICU beds, 47 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, and 42 percent of 3,500 beds. (PNA)

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