Sat. Jan 29th, 2022

The country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 2.774 million after 882 new recoveries were reported on Thursday.

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In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 97.8 percent of the total case count of 2.836 million since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 562 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 12,169.

Among active cases, 4,838 are mild, 851 are asymptomatic, 446 are critical, 2,177 are severe, and 3,857 are moderate.

The death toll has reached 49,936 with 176 new deaths.

“Of the 176 reported deaths, only eight occurred in December 2021. About 7 percent of the reported deaths today occurred in November 2021 due to late encoding of death information to COVID-Kaya,” the DOH said.

The COVID-Kaya is a digital application used by health care workers to collect and share data about Covid-19 cases.

The DOH added that this issue is currently being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure information is up to date.

According to DOH data on Dec. 7, about 1.6 percent of 33,295 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 14 duplicates were removed from the total case count, 12 of these are recoveries and one is death. Also, there were 157 cases that have tested negative and have been reclassified as recoveries after final validation,” the DOH said.

It added 157 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Two laboratories were not operational on Dec. 7 and were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH noted the two laboratories contribute, on average, zero percent of samples tested, and zero percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 26 percent of 3,600 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 24 percent of 19,600 isolation beds, 13 percent of 12,800 ward beds, and 14 percent of 3,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 29 percent of 1,300 ICU beds, 21 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 19 percent of 3,800 ward beds, and 17 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. 

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