Sat. Jul 24th, 2021

An additional 7,701 patients beat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Sunday, pushing the overall recovery count to 1.232 million or 93.7 percent of the country’s total case.

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In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 7,302 new confirmed cases and 137 new deaths.

These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 59,865 and the death toll to 22,788.

The latest figures showed 91.2 percent of the active cases are mild, 4.6 percent are asymptomatic, 1.8 percent are severe, 1.26 percent are moderate, and 1.3 percent are in critical condition.

“There were 15 duplicates removed from the total case count as four of these are recoveries. Moreover, 65 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

DOH data on June 11, likewise, showed that 12.4 percent of 50,757 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on June 11 while one laboratory was not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

“Based on data in the last 14 days, the one non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.17 percent of samples tested and 1.7 percent of positive individuals,” the DOH said.

To date, 58 percent of 3,400 intensive care unit beds, 48 percent of 19,200 isolation beds, 47 percent of 12,300 ward beds, and 36 percent of 2,700 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

Meanwhile, 46 percent of 1,200 intensive care unit beds, 37 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 32 percent of 3,600 ward beds, and 32 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region.

The public is reminded again 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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