Wed. Aug 4th, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 6,636 more recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the total number of recoveries nationwide to 942,239.

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This is equivalent to a 91.6-percent recovery rate out of the country’s total case tally of 1,028,738.

The agency’s latest case bulletin also reported 8,276 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 69,354.

Of the active cases, about 94.9 percent are mild, 1.6 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are severe, 0.92 are moderate, and 1.1 percent are in critical condition.

The DOH also logged 114 more deaths on Thursday, pushing the death toll to 17,145.

“There were 33 duplicates removed from the total case count, and of these, 24 are recoveries. Moreover, 68 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

All laboratories were operational on April 27 while one laboratory was not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

The department also reported that 64 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 13,500 isolation beds, 50 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 46 percent of 2,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are currently in use nationwide.

Meanwhile, 72 percent of 800 intensive care unit beds, 54 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 63 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 57 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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