DOH logs more Covid recoveries vs new cases

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The nation’s total number of Covid-19 recoveries reached 2.669 million after 8,470 new recoveries were reported on Tuesday, which is more than the 4,393 new cases recorded.

In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said recoveries account for 96.5 percent of the total case count, which has reached 2.766 million since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, the 4,393 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 53,642 – lower than Monday’s 57,763.

About 74.8 percent of these active cases are mild, 6.7 percent are asymptomatic, 2.4 percent are critical, 5.8 percent are severe, and 10.37 percent are moderate.

Around 135 new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 42,077.

According to DOH data on Oct. 22, about 10.3 percent of 52,881 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 23 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 16 are recoveries. Moreover, 154 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Oct. 24 while five laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The five non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.2 percent of samples tested, and 0.3 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 53 percent of 4,200 intensive care unit beds, 40 percent of 20,800 isolation beds, 37 percent of 14,700 ward beds, and 35 percent of 3,200 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 47 percent of 1,500 intensive care unit beds, 34 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, 32 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 32 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region.

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