Wed. Jun 23rd, 2021

The nation’s total number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is nearing 1.2 million, with 1.188 million recorded on Sunday after the Department of Health logged 7,372 more recoveries.

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However, the number of new cases almost equalled the recoveries, with 7,288 logged on Sunday, pushing the total number of Covid-19 cases to 1.269 million since the start of the pandemic last year.

Also, the total number of active cases stood at 59,337. About 93.5 percent of the active cases are mild, 2.4 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are critical, 1.7 percent are severe, and 1.15 percent are moderate.

Some 166 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 21,898.

According to DOH data on June 4, about 13.2 percent of 43,442 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“Some 10 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, six 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 said.

All laboratories were operational on June 4 while three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

The DOH noted the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.68 percent of samples tested, and 1.27 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 58 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 48 percent of 13,600 isolation beds, 49 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 38 percent of 2,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.Meanwhile, 51 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 40 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 36 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 34 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. SOVEREIGNPH

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