Third straight day DOH logs more Covid recoveries vs new cases


The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases reached 2.471 million after 12,134 new recoveries were reported on Tuesday, also marking the third straight day that recoveries outnumbered new cases.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 94.6 percent of the total case count, which has reached 2.613 million since the start of the pandemic last year.

The DOH also reported some 9,055 new infections that brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 103,077.

About 78.8 percent of these active cases are mild, 11.4 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are critical, 2.9 percent are severe, and 5.65 percent are moderate.

No new deaths were reported due to technical issues with COVID-KAYA, an app used by healthcare workers in the country to collect and share data. The country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities remains at 38,828.

According to DOH data on October 3, about 19.3 percent of 41,673 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 25 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 21 are recoveries and one death,” it added.

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

The DOH noted the seven non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.9 percent of samples tested, and 0.9 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 72 percent of 4,500 intensive care unit beds, 59 percent of 21,100 isolation beds, 62 percent of 15,500 ward beds, and 54 percent of 3,500 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

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