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PH Covid-19 recovered cases reach 1,734,551

Philippine News AgencyAugust 26, 2021

MANILA – An additional 9,659 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1,734,551 as of Thursday.

The Department of Health (DOH), in its latest Covid-19 bulletin, said recoveries account for 91.3 percent of the total 1,899,200 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

Another 16,313 new cases and 236 new deaths were also reported. These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 131,921 and the death toll to 32,728.

The latest figures showed 96.1 percent of the active cases are mild, 1.1 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are severe, 1.03 percent are moderate, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.

“There were 201 duplicates removed from the total case count as 201 of these are recoveries. Moreover, 125 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

DOH data on August 24, likewise, showed that 24.9 percent of 65,903 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on August 24 and five laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

Based on data in the last 14 days, the four non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 4.3 percent of samples tested and 3.1 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 75 percent of 3,900 intensive care unit beds, 63 percent of 20,700 isolation beds, 69 percent of 14,700 ward beds, and 54 percent of 3,200 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

Meanwhile, 77 percent of 1,300 intensive care unit beds, 61 percent of 4,900 isolation beds, 71 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 58 percent of 1,100 ventilators reserved for patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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