DOH records more Covid recoveries vs new cases

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For the third straight day on Monday, the Philippines logged more recoveries from Covid-19 versus new cases, or 20,171 recovering from the virus.

For new Covid-19 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 18,937.

With 20,171 recoveries, the overall tally of Covid-19 recoveries nationwide rose to 2.172 million.

The DOH said the figure is equivalent to a 91-percent recovery rate among those who contracted the disease nationwide.

With the 18,937 new confirmed cases, the total number of active cases in the country now stands at 176,850.

Of the active cases, 92.7 percent are mild, 2.7 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are severe, 2.61 percent are moderate, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.

The DOH also logged 146 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 36,934.

It said 70 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 51 of these are recoveries.

The 53 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on September 18, 2021 and five laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the five non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.6 percent of samples tested and 1.7 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 77 percent of 4,400 intensive care unit beds, 67 percent of 21,000 isolation beds, 71 percent of 15,800 ward beds, and 57 percent of 3,400 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

In Metro Manila, 79 percent of 1,600 intensive care unit beds, 63 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, 72 percent of 4,300 ward beds, and 60 percent of 1,200 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used.

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