PH Covid-19 recoveries rise by 11.6K to 1,640,721 - TrueID

PH Covid-19 recoveries rise by 11.6K to 1,640,721

Philippine News AgencyAugust 18, 2021

MANILA – The nation's overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) survivors has reached 1,640,721, as 11,628 new recoveries were recorded as of Wednesday.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 92.4-percent recovery rate from a total of 1,776,495 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

The DOH also tallied 11,085 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 105,151 or 5.9 percent of all cases.

Of the active cases, 96 percent are mild, 1.0 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are severe, .91 percent are moderate, and 0.7 percent are in critical condition.

Also logged were 161 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 30,623 or 1.72 percent of the total cases.

The DOH said 265 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 259 of those were actually recoveries.

Meanwhile, 74 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

According to DOH data on Aug. 16, about 23.4 percent of 46,644 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on Aug. 16 while nine laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the nine non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 3.9 percent of samples tested and 5.6 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 68 percent of 4,000 intensive care unit beds, 60 percent of 20,000 isolation beds, 66 percent of 13,900 ward beds, and 53 percent of 3,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

In Metro Manila, 61 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 58 percent of 4,500 isolation beds, 69 percent of 4,100 ward beds, and 59 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used. (PNA)

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