Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) logged another 4,659 recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday, which is more than the 3,972 new cases logged the same day.

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This caused the country’s Covid-19 recovery tally to climb to 1.120 million. Taking into account the 36 deaths on Tuesday, the country’s recovery rate from Covid-19 now stands at 94.3 percent of the 1.188 million total cases.

Meanwhile, the tally of active cases stood at 48,201, or 4.1 percent of total cases.

Of the active cases, 92.7 percent are mild, 2.1 percent are asymptomatic, 2.1 percent are severe, 1.42 are moderate, and 1.6 percent are in critical condition.

There were also 36 new deaths, pushing the death toll to 20,019 or 1.68 percent of total cases.

Data submitted on May 23, 2021 likewise showed that 13.1 percent of 32,112 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“Some six duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, three were recovered cases and one is death. Moreover, 10 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH stated.

All laboratories were operational on Sunday while 10 laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

“Based on data in the last 14 days, the 10 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 3.2 percent of samples tested and 5.5 percent of positive individuals,” the DOH said.

Currently, 59 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit (ICU) beds; 46 percent of 13,600 isolation beds; 47 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 41 percent of 2,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 58 percent of 700 ICU beds; 41 percent of 3,800 isolation beds; 40 percent of 2,200 ward beds; and 41 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use 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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