MANILA – The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 2,735,508 after 4,029 new recoveries were reported on Wednesday.
In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 97.4 percent of the total case count which has reached 2,809,311 since the start of the pandemic last year.
Meanwhile, some 2,646 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 29,138.
About 60.8 percent of these active cases are mild, 7 percent are asymptomatic, 4.4 percent are critical, 10.4 percent are severe, and 17.36 percent are moderate.
Some 99 new deaths were reported which brought the country’s Covid-19 fatalities to 44,665.
According to DOH data on November 8, about 4.3 percent of 35,772 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
“Twenty-nine duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 20 are recoveries and one is death. Moreover, 84 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.
All laboratories were operational on November 8 while seven laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
The DOH said the seven non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 15.2 percent of samples tested, and 5.1 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.
To date, 42 percent of 3,800 intensive care unit beds, 32 percent of 20,600 isolation beds, 24 percent of 13,900 ward beds, and 24 percent of 3,200 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.
Meanwhile, 40 percent of 1,300 intensive care unit beds, 26 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, 25 percent of 4,000 ward beds, and 23 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)