MANILA – An additional 10,858 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the country's overall recovery count to 1,629,426 on Tuesday.
In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said those who have beaten the illness account for 92.3 percent of the Philippines' total case tally of 1,765,675 since the pandemic started last year.
The agency also reported 10,035 new confirmed cases and 96 new deaths.
These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 105,787 and the death toll to 30,462.
The latest figures showed 96.1 percent of the active cases are mild, 0.9 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are severe, 0.90 percent are moderate, and 0.7 percent are in critical condition.
"There were 206 duplicates removed from the total case count as 201 of these are recoveries. Moreover, 39 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.
DOH data likewise showed that 22.2 percent of 38,243 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
All laboratories were operational on August 15 while six laboratories failed to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
Based on data in the last 14 days, the six non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.2 percent of samples tested and 1.4 percent of positive individuals.
To date, 71 percent of 4,000 intensive care unit beds, 59 percent of 20,300 isolation beds, 65 percent of 13,800 ward beds, and 52 percent of 3,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.
Meanwhile, 69 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 59 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, 68 percent of 4,000 ward beds, and 57 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region. (PNA)