DOH records 20k Covid recoveries, new cases


The nation’s total number of recovered Covid-19 cases has reached
1.899 million after 20,089 new recoveries were reported on Sunday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said
recoveries account for 90.8 percent of the total case count which has
reached 2.080 million since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 20,019 new infections brought the total number of active
cases nationwide to 157,438.

About 92 percent of these active cases are mild, 3.4 percent are
asymptomatic, 0.7 percent are critical, 1.4 percent are severe, and
2.51 percent are moderate.

One hundred seventy three new deaths were also reported, pushing the
country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 34,234.

According to DOH data on Sept. 3, about 27.5 percent of 73,472 who
were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 119 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of
these, 95 are recoveries and one is death. Moreover, 58 cases
previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after
final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Sept. 3 while five laboratories
were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository

The DOH said five non-reporting laboratories contribute on average 0.9
percent of samples tested, and 1.2 percent of positive individuals
based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 75 percent of 4,200 intensive care unit beds, 66 percent of
20,600 isolation beds, 71 percent of 15,400 ward beds, and 57 percent
of 3,300 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19

Meanwhile, 75 percent of 1,500 intensive care unit beds, 64 percent of
4,600 isolation beds, 73 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 62 percent of
1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in
the National Capital Region.

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