PH Covid recoveries reach 2 million after 25,049 more recover

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The nation’s total number of recovered Covid-19 cases reached 2.010 million after 25,049 new recoveries were reported on Sunday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said recoveries account for 90.3 percent of the total case count, which has reached 2.227 million since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, some 21,411 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 181,951.

About 86 percent of these active cases are mild, 9.5 percent are asymptomatic, 0.6 percent are critical, 1.3 percent are severe, and 2.59 percent are moderate.

One hundred sixty-eight new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 35,145.

According to DOH data on Sept. 10, about 27 percent of 78,274 who were tested turned out positive for coronavirus.

“About 65 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 57 are recoveries and one death. Moreover, 58 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Sept. 10 while five laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH said the five non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.6 percent of samples tested, and 2.1 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 77 percent of 4,200 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 68 percent of 20,900 isolation beds, 73 percent of 16,000 ward beds, and 57 percent of 3,300 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 78 percent of 1,400 ICU beds, 65 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, 72 percent of 4,400 ward beds, and 61 percent of 1,200 ventilators dedicated to patients with coronavirus are in use in the National Capital Region.

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