MANILA – The nation's total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,810,847 after 16,759 new recoveries were reported on Tuesday.
In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 91 percent of the total case count which has reached 1,989,857 since the start of the pandemic last year.
Meanwhile, 13,827 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 145,562.
About 96.9 percent of these active cases are mild, 1.4 percent are asymptomatic, 0.6 percent are critical, 1.1 percent are severe, and 0.99 percent are moderate.
The DOH also logged 118 new deaths, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 33,448.
According to DOH data on August 29, about 25.4 percent of 49,187 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
"About 172 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 153 are recoveries. Moreover, 37 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.
All laboratories were operational on August 29 while eight laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
The DOH noted the eight non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.9 percent of samples tested, and 1.2 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.
To date, 73 percent of 4,200 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 65 percent of 20,600 isolation beds, 71 percent of 14,900 ward beds, and 54 percent of 3,200 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.
Meanwhile, 71 percent of 1,500 ICU beds, 66 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 74 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 64 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)