Davao region tallies 78.77K Covid-19 recoveries

Davao region tallies 78.77K Covid-19 recoveries

DAVAO CITY – A total of 78,767 patients in the Davao region have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Sunday night, the Department of Health (DOH) 11 reported.

In a statement, the DOH-11 said the number corresponds to an 80.2-percent recovery rate out of the 98,241 confirmed cases logged since the pandemic was declared in March last year. 

DOH-11 said the city has the most number of recovered patients at 44,582, followed by Davao del Norte (14,262), Davao Oriental (6,772), Davao del Sur (5,647), Davao de Oro (5,544), and Davao Occidental (1,960).

Also on Sunday, there were 515 single-day recoveries reported in the region, with Davao City on top of the list with 479; Davao del Nortel, 22; and Davao de Oro, 14.

However, there are 355 new Covid-19 cases in the region on the same day, bringing the total number of active infections to 16,394, the health agency said.

Of the new cases, 113 are from Davao City, 77 from Davao de Oro, 76 from Davao del Norte, 50 from Davao del Sur, 34 from Davao Occidental, and 5 from Davao Oriental.

All the new cases were reported as local transmission.

Meanwhile, 5 new deaths were also recorded – three from Davao City, one from Davao del Norte, and one from Davao del Sur.

With the current Covid-19 caseload, the DOH-11 said only 24.8 percent of the region’s intensive care unit beds are available, 37.5 percent available isolation beds, 56.4 percent available ward beds, and 48.5 percent available mechanical ventilators. (PNA)

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