Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) logged 22,366 new Covid-19 cases on Monday for a new record in daily cases since the pandemic began in March last year.

Healthcare workers attend to COVID-19 patients inside a chapel that is converted into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by the Quezon City General Hospital on August 20, 2021. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

The previous high was logged last Saturday or 19,441.

The 22,366 new cases increased the number of active cases to 148,594 while death toll reached 33,330 after the DOH logged 222 new deaths.

On the other hand, an additional 16,864 patients have beaten Covid-19, pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1.794 million as of Monday.

The DOH, in its latest Covid-19 bulletin, said recoveries account for 90.8 percent of the total 1.976 million infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

Of the active cases, 95.7 percent are mild, 1.7 percent are asymptomatic, 1.1 percent are severe, 0.97 percent are moderate, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.

“Some 187 duplicates removed from the total case count as 174 of these are recoveries and one is death. Moreover, 105 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

DOH data on Aug. 28, likewise, showed that 27.5 percent of 65,237 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on Aug. 28 and two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

Based on data in the last 14 days, the two non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.1 percent of samples tested and 0.1 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 74 percent of 4,100 intensive care unit beds, 65 percent of 20,400 isolation beds, 70 percent of 14,800 ward beds, and 53 percent of 3,200 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.Meanwhile, 72 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 64 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 72 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 59 percent of 1,100 ventilators reserved for patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region

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