Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 14,944 new recovered cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the nationwide total to 328,036.

The DOH also reported 2,223 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases which bring the total tally of active cases to 35,015.

Quezon City tops the list of areas with the most number of new cases with 112 infections, followed by Laguna with 111, Rizal with 109, Cavite with 79 and Batangas with 74.

Of the active cases, the DOH noted that 82 percent of the active cases are patients with mild symptoms, 11.3 percent are asymptomatic, 4.2 percent are critical and 2.4 percent are severe.

The DOH logged 43 deaths, pushing the total number of fatalities nationwide to 6,977.

“Of the 43 deaths, 29 or 67 percent occurred in October, three or 7 percent in September, five or 12 percent in August, three or 7 percent in July, one or 2 percent in June, and one or 5 percent in May,” it said.

Adjusting its Covid-19 data, the DOH removed 14 duplicates from the total case count — of these, nine were recovered cases.

“Moreover, 11 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths. These numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation,” it said.

As of Saturday, the DOH reported, 43 percent of the 1,900 intensive care unit beds and 43 percent of the 13,600 isolation beds are occupied.

It added only 36 percent of 6,000 ward beds are occupied and 24 percent of 2,000 ventilators dedicated for Covid-19 patients are in use. PNA

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