Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 3,821 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 248,947 with only 58,823 active cases.

The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total Covid-19 tests done by 105 out of 117 operational laboratories.

Of the active cases, it said that about 88.3 percent are mild, 8.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent severe, and 1.7 percent are critical.

The majority of the newly announced cases were from the National Capital Region (NCR) with 2,079, Rizal with 286, Cavite with 174, Laguna with 168, and Bulacan with 142 cases.

The department also reported 563 new recoveries and 80 deaths, bringing the total number of recoveries to 186,058 and the number of deaths to 4,066.

Of the 80 deaths, DOH said NCR has 35 or 44 percent, Region 7 (Central Visayas) with 16 or 20 percent, Region 4A (Calabarzon) with 13 or 16 percent, Region 6 (Western Visayas) with six or 8 percent, Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) with three or 4 percent, Region 3 (Central Luzon) with two or 2 percent, Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) with two or 2 percent, BARMM with two or 2 percent, and Region 5 (Bicol) with one or 1 percent.

It added that some 17 duplicates were removed from the total case count and of these, 12 recovered cases have been removed.

“Moreover, there were 36 cases that were previously reported as recovered but after final validation, they were 35 deaths and one active case,” the DOH said.

As of Wednesday, the 89 licensed reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratories and 29 licensed GeneXpert laboratories have conducted a total of 2,764,242 tests nationwide.

The DOH said it has a 21,100 total bed capacity dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

Occupied are about 46 percent of 1,800 intensive care unit beds; 45 percent of 13,700 isolation beds; and 48 percent of 5,600 ward beds.

About 28 percent of 2,200 ventilators are in use. (PNA) 

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