14K new recoveries raise PH tally to 2,231,558

14K new recoveries raise PH tally to 2,231,558

MANILA – The nation’s overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients who beat the disease has reached 2,231,558 as 14,090 new recoveries were recorded on Thursday.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 91.7-percent recovery rate from a total of 2,434,753 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

The DOH also tallied 17,411 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 165,790 or 6.8 percent of all cases.

Of the active cases, 92.1 percent are mild, 3.1 percent are asymptomatic, 1.5 percent are severe, 2.73 percent are moderate, and 0.7 percent are in critical condition.

Also logged were 177 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 37,405 or 1.54 percent of the total cases.

The DOH said 77 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 55 of those were recoveries.

Meanwhile, 88 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

According to DOH data on September 21, about 24.6 percent of 71,010 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on September 21 and three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the past 14 days, the three non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.3 percent of samples tested and 0.3 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 79 percent of 4,500 intensive care unit beds are in use nationwide, along with 66 percent of 20,700 isolation beds, 72 percent of 15,700 ward beds, and 56 percent of 3,300 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19.

In Metro Manila, 80 percent of 1,600 intensive care unit beds are in use, along with 60 percent of 4,300 isolation beds, 72 percent of 4,300 ward beds, and 62 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19. (PNA)

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