Tue. May 17th, 2022

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country dropped to below 100,000 or to 98,894 on Monday.  

This, as the overall tally of Covid-19 patients who recovered reached 2,536,260 as 302 new recoveries were recorded on Monday.

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In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH said the figure is equivalent to a 94.8-percent recovery rate from a total of 2,674,814 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

The total number of active infections in the country is down to 98,894 or 3.7 percent of all cases. The DOH also reported 8,292 new cases on Monday.

Of the active cases, 74.4 percent are mild, 15 percent are asymptomatic, 3.2 percent are severe, 6.14 percent are moderate, and 1.3 percent are in critical condition.

There were 36 new fatalities, bringing the nation’s death toll to 39,660 or 1.48 percent of the total cases.

“The 36 deaths reported reflect the actual death counts based on today’s line list. No backlogs nor technical issues were encountered in today’s extraction,” the DOH said.

It added that 40 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 32 of these are recoveries.

Meantime, 21 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

According to DOH data on October 9, about 16.5 percent of 52,352 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were operational that day 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 contributed, on average, 0.2 percent of samples tested and 0.4 percent of positive individuals.

To date, 69 percent of 4,400 intensive care unit beds, 53 percent of 21,100 isolation beds, 54 percent of 15,200 ward beds, and 50 percent of 3,300 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

In use in Metro Manila are 67 percent of 1,500 intensive care unit beds, 43 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, 49 percent of 4,400 ward beds, and 50 percent of 1,000 ventilators.

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