7.2K new Covid-19 survivors raise PH recovery tally to 1,528,422

7.2K new Covid-19 survivors raise PH recovery tally to 1,528,422

MANILA – The country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,528,422 after 7,285 new recoveries were reported on Wednesday.

In its latest Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the total recovery tally accounts for 94.4 percent of the total 1,619,824 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 7,342 new infections brought the total number of active cases to 63,171 or 3.9 percent of total cases.

About 94.1 percent of these active cases are mild, 1.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are critical, 2 percent are severe, and 1.42 percent are moderate.

A total of 90 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 28,231 or 1.74 percent of the total cases.

According to DOH data on Aug. 2, about 16.4 percent of 41,257 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 59 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 52 are recoveries. Moreover, 23 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as active cases and 51 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the report added.

One laboratory was not operational on Aug. 2 and six laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH noted that the six non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.7 percent of samples tested, and 2.4 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 61 percent of 3,800 intensive care unit beds, 53 percent of 19,500 isolation beds, 52 percent of 12,500 ward beds, and 41 percent of 2,800 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 59 percent of 1,200 intensive care unit beds, 52 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, 48 percent of 3,600 ward beds, and 42 percent of 1,000 ventilators are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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