Sun. Jan 16th, 2022

The country’s overall tally of Covid-19 patients who beat the disease hit 1.725 million as 15,820 new recoveries were recorded as of Wednesday.

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This is the second straight day that the Department of Health (DOH) logged more recoveries from Covid-19, as Wednesday’s tally of new cases was at 13,573.

The DOH said the overall recovery figure is equivalent to a 91.6-percent recovery rate from a total of 1.883 million infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, the 13,573 new confirmed cases brought the total number of active cases in the country to 125,378 or 6.7 percent of all cases.

Of the active cases, 95.9 percent are mild, 1.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are severe, 0.94 percent are moderate, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.

Also logged were 228 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 32,492 or 1.73 percent of the total cases.

The DOH said 176 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 174 of those were actually recoveries.

Meanwhile, 152 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

According to DOH data on Aug. 23, about 25.5 percent of 46,193 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on Aug. 23 while seven laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

To date, 72 percent of 4,100 intensive care unit beds, 62 percent of 20,500 isolation beds, 68 percent of 14,600 ward beds, and 54 percent of 3,200 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.In Metro Manila, 73 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 61 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, 70 percent of 4,100 ward beds, and 62 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used.

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