PH Covid-19 recoveries climb to 522,941

Philippine News Agency
February 23, 2021

MANILA – With 72 new recovered cases reported on Tuesday, the overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide climbed to 522,941.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), the figure is equivalent to a 92.6-percent recovery rate among those who contracted the infectious disease nationwide.

The DOH also tallied 1,414 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 29,817.

Of the active cases, about 88.4 percent are mild, 5.7 percent are asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are severe, 0.39 are moderate, and 2.6 percent are in critical condition.

The DOH also logged 16 more deaths on Tuesday, pushing the death toll to 12,107.

"Five duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, two were recovered cases. Moreover, three cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation," it said.

The department also reported that it has a total bed capacity of 21,400 dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

Available are about 60 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds; 68 percent of 13,500 isolation beds; and 77 percent of 6,000 ward beds.

About 78 percent of 2,000 ventilators are available for patients' use.

The DOH reminded the public to continue observing the minimum public health standards -- proper wearing of face masks and full-coverage face shields, physical distancing, and proper handwashing -- to prevent the spread of Covid-19. (PNA)


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