Fri. May 20th, 2022

The Department of Health (DOH) logged on Saturday a very low 1,634 recoveries from Covid-19 compared to the 7,771 new cases.

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Saturday’s recovery count pushed the total number of people who beat Covid to 2.588 million.

In its latest case bulletin, the DOH also reported 7,772 new infections, pushing the total active cases to 85,048.

The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 40,580 with 156 new fatalities.

The country’s Covid-19 tally since the pandemic began stood at 2.713 million.

At least 81.7 percent of those undergoing treatment have mild symptoms while 6.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.5 percent are critical, 3.6 percent are severe, and 6.87 percent are in moderate condition.

The positivity rate was pegged at 13 percent based on the 54,174 persons tested on October 14.

One laboratory failed to submit its data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System on the same day, according to the DOH.

The lab contributed an average of 0.1 percent of the samples tested and 0.1 percent of positive individuals over the last 14 days.

Currently, about 64 percent of the country’s intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 patients are occupied, including 49 percent of isolation beds and 48 percent of the ward beds.

In Metro Manila, 62 percent of the 1,500 ICU beds are in use, including 39 percent of the 4,900 isolation beds, and 44 percent of the 4,300 ward beds. 

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