PH Covid-19 recoveries climb by 6.2K

MANILAThe country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,161,252 after 6,230 more recoveries were reported on Tuesday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 94 percent of the total Covid-19 case count which has reached 1,235,467 since the start of the pandemic last year.

The agency also reported 5,177 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 53,203. About 93.1 percent of these active cases are mild, 2.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are critical, 1.8 percent are severe, and 1.30 percent are moderate.

Some 46 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 21,012.

The DOH data on May 30 showed about 11.7 percent of 36,978 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“Some 11 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, eight were recovered cases. Moreover, 15 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

All laboratories were operational on May 30 while 10 laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

The DOH noted the 10 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 4.3 percent of samples tested, and 6.6 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 59 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 13,600 isolation beds, 50 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 39 percent of 2,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 53 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 40 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 38 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 37 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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