PH tallies almost 23k Covid cases for new record

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The Philippines saw another record high for daily Covid-19 cases or
22,820 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 2.161
million since the start of the pandemic last year.

Also, the DOH said the overall tally of Covid-19 patients who beat the
disease reached 1.960 million as 12,337 new recoveries were recorded.

The DOH said the figure is equivalent to a 90.7-percent recovery rate
from a total of 2.161 million infections, while the 22,820 new
Covid-19 infections brings the total number of active cases in the
country to 166,672 or 7.7 percent of all cases.

Of the active cases, 87 percent are mild, 8.3 percent are
asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are severe, 2.4 percent are moderate, and
0.7 percent are in critical condition.

Also logged were 61 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 34,733
or 1.61 percent of the total number of cases.

The DOH said 108 duplicates were removed from the total case count as
96 of those were recoveries.

Meanwhile, 29 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified
as deaths after final validation.

According to DOH data on September 7, about 29.4 percent of the 74,706
who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on Sept. 7 and five labs were not
able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System
(CDRS).

Based on data in the past 14 days, the five non-reporting labs
contribute, on average, 2.3 percent of samples tested and 2.6 percent
of positive individuals.

To date, 75 percent of 4,100 intensive care unit beds, 69 percent of
20,900 isolation beds, 72 percent of 15,500 ward beds, and 58 percent
of 3,300 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use
nationwide.

In Metro Manila, 73 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 65
percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 73 percent of 4,400 ward beds, and 62
percent of 1,200 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are
being used.

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