The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on Wednesday is seeking anew blood plasma donors as it is losing at least five partients a day in the past three weeks to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
PGH spokesperson Dr. Jonas del Rosario said most of the Covid-10 who have died were at the emergency room and intensive care unit for being, and were in critical or severe condition. He added others simply passed away upon their arrival at PGH.
“Before March, we had only less than 100 Covid-19 patients admitted. We are still operating with 220 Covid-19 patients now, and this is double the number we had before March,” Del Rosario said at a public briefing.
He added that 220 out of 250 beds allocated for Covid-19 patients at PGH were occupied as of Tuesday.
Surprisingly, the DOH made the day after the Department of Health boasted that the country’s Covid-19 recovery tally climbed to 829,608 after 19,699 new survivors were reported on Wednesday.
The latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed an 86.2-percent recovery rate from a cumulative total of 962,307 cases.
The DOH also logged 9,227 new infections, bringing the total number of active cases to 116,434.
Of the active cases, about 96.7 percent are mild, 1.3 percent are asymptomatic, 0.8 percent are severe, 0.52 are moderate, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.An additional 124 new deaths, meanwhile, pushed the death toll to 16,265 or 1.69 percent of total cases. SOVEREIGNPH