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The Department of Health (DOH) logged only 130 recoveries from Covid-19 on Wednesday as less number of laboratories submitting their reports on the virus.

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With that, the nation’s overall tally of Covid-19 patients who beat the disease reached 2.471 million.

The DOH said the figure is equivalent to a 94.2-percent recovery rate from a total of 2.623 million infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

The DOH also tallied 9,868 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 112,807 or 4.3 percent of all cases.

“The relatively lower case counts today is due to lower laboratory output last Monday, October 4. The DOH is in constant coordination with the DICT [Department of Information and Communication Technology] to resolve technical issues with COVIDKaya,” it said.

Of the active cases, 76.7 percent are mild, 13.9 percent are asymptomatic, 2.8 percent are severe, 5.49 percent are moderate, and 1.2 percent are in critical condition.

There were no new fatalities due to technical issues with COVIDKaya. The country’s death toll remains at 38,828 or 1.48 percent of the total cases.

The DOH said 21 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 16 of those were recoveries.

According to DOH data on October 4, about 18.2 percent of 43,759 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational on Oct. 4 while two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the two non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.2 percent of samples tested and 0.1 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 71 percent of 4,500 intensive care unit beds, 57 percent of 21,000 isolation beds, 61 percent of 15,600 ward beds, and 53 percent of 3,400 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

In Metro Manila, 69 percent of 1,600 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 4,900 isolation beds, 58 percent of 4,300 ward beds, and 57 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used. 

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