Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

The number of new Covid-19 cases reached 10,035 on Tuesday, which is much lower than the 14,610 cases logged on Monday.

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The Department of Health (DOH) logged more than 14,000 new Covid cases for three straight days on Saturday, Sunday and Mondy.

Meanwhile, an additional 10,858 patients have beaten Covid-19, pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1.629 million on Tuesday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said those who have beaten the illness account for 92.3 percent of the Philippines’ total case tally of 1,765,675 since the pandemic started last year.

Besides the 10,035 new confirmed cases, the DOH also logged 96 new deaths.

These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 105,787 and the death toll to 30,462.

The latest figures showed 96.1 percent of the active cases are mild, 0.9 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are severe, 0.90 percent are moderate, and 0.7 percent are in critical condition.

“There were 206 duplicates removed from the total case count as 201 of these are recoveries. Moreover, 39 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

DOH data likewise showed that 22.2 percent of 38,243 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on August 15 while six laboratories failed to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the six non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.2 percent of samples tested and 1.4 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 71 percent of 4,000 intensive care unit beds, 59 percent of 20,300 isolation beds, 65 percent of 13,800 ward beds, and 52 percent of 3,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

Meanwhile, 69 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 59 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, 68 percent of 4,000 ward beds, and 57 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region. 

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