Wed. Aug 4th, 2021

The total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the Philippines is fast approaching 900,000, according to latest figures from the Department of Health (DOH).

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The DOH reported 11,378 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing to total number of cases from the virus in the Philippines to 876,225. Also, the total number of active cases stood at 157,451.

At least 267 more patients have recovered from Covid-19, pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 703,625 as of Monday. Also, 204 deaths were logged, bringing the total number of fatalities at 15,149.

The DOH said about 97 percent of the active cases are mild, 1.7 percent are asymptomatic, 0.5 percent are severe, 0.32 percent are moderate, and 0.5 percent are in critical condition.

“There were 21 duplicates removed from the total case count as 12 of these are recoveries. Moreover, 34 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

DOH data on April 11 showed that 19.5 percent of 27,378 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

Six laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System on April 11.

To date, 65 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 50 percent of 13,500 isolation beds, 52 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 44 percent of 2,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

Meanwhile, 86 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 69 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 57 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 58 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are used in the National Capital Region.

The public is reminded to stay at home and to observe minimum health standards when going out.

The DOH urged those experiencing Covid-19 symptoms to immediately isolate and contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. SOVEREIGNPH

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