Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) logged 2,376 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, which marks the fourth straight day that the number of new infections was below 3,000.

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The DOH also logged 2,109 recoveries.

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the health department said the active case tally slightly dropped to 37,377 compared to 38,014 on Wednesday and 40,786 on Tuesday, with 69 percent listed as mild, 5.4 percent asymptomatic, 3.5 percent critical, 8.2 percent severe, and 13.94 percent moderate.

The overall recovery tally rose to 2.716 million, or 97.1 percent of the total confirmed infections of 2.798 million.

The total death toll, meanwhile, increased to 44,085 with 260 new deaths.

Based on data as of Friday, the DOH reported that four out of the total operating laboratories nationwide have yet to submit their Covid-19 data to the Document Repository System (CDRS).

“All laboratories were operational on Nov. 3 while four laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System,” it said.

The DOH noted that the four non-reporting laboratories for the past 14 days, contribute, on average, 1.4 percent of samples tested and 0.9 percent of positive individuals.

It added about 32 duplicates were removed from the total case count and of these, 24 are recoveries.

Moreover, the DOH said 219 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

To date, 43 percent of 3,900 intensive care unit beds, 33 percent of 20,800 isolation beds, 27 percent of 14,100 ward beds, and 29 percent of 3,200 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

In Metro Manila, 37 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 28 percent of 4,900 isolation beds, 27 percent of 4,000 ward beds, and 26 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are currently in use. 

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