The total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide has reached 311,506 with 911 new recovered cases reported on Wednesday.
In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 1,509 new confirmed cases, pushing the overall tally of active cases to 43,990.
Of the active cases, about 83 percent are mild, 11.6 percent are asymptomatic, 2 percent are severe, and 3.4 percent are in critical condition.
The majority of the newly announced cases are from Rizal with 83, Cavite with 82, the City of Manila with 66, Baguio City with 65, and Iloilo City with 57 infections.
The DOH added that there are 60 deaths logged on Wednesday, which brought the death toll to 6,747.
Of the 60 deaths, 45 or 75 percent occurred in October, 7 or 12 percent in September, and 8 or 13 percent in August.
“Some 41 duplicates were removed from the total case count and 31 of these were recovered cases and three were deaths. Moreover, 16 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.
As of Tuesday, the 114 licensed reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratories and 33 licensed GeneXpert laboratories have conducted a total of 4,187,385 tests nationwide.
DOH said it has 21,500 total bed capacity dedicated to Covid-19 patients.
Occupied are around 47 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds; 42 percent of 13,600 isolation beds; and 37 percent of 6,000 ward beds.
It added that around 24 percent of 2,200 ventilators are in use. (pna.gov.ph)