8K new recoveries push PH tally to 1,648,402 - TrueID

8K new recoveries push PH tally to 1,648,402

Philippine News AgencyAugust 19, 2021

MANILA – The country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,648,402 after 8,248 new recoveries were reported on Thursday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 92 percent of the total case count which has reached 1,791,003 since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 14,985 new infections brought the total number of active cases to 111,720.

About 95.3 percent of these active cases are mild, 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 0.7 percent are critical, 1.3 percent are severe, and 0.87 percent are moderate.

Some 258 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total Covid-19 fatalities to 30,881.

According to DOH data on Aug. 17, about 23.8 percent of 59,828 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

"About 387 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 385 are recoveries. Moreover, two cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as active cases and 180 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Aug. 17 while two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH noted the two 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, 72 percent of 4,100 intensive care unit beds, 61 percent of 20,000 isolation beds, 65 percent of 14,000 ward beds, and 53 percent of 3,100 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 73 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 60 percent of 4,500 isolation beds, 67 percent of 4,100 ward beds, and 61 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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