PH Covid-19 recoveries hit 925K

MANILA – An additional 10,109 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 925,027 on Tuesday.

In its case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said those who have beaten the illness account for 91.3 percent of the Philippines’ total case tally which has reached 1,013,618.

The agency also reported 7,204 new confirmed cases and 63 new deaths.

These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 71,675 and the death toll to 16,916.

The DOH said about 95.2 percent of the active cases are mild, 1.5 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are severe, 0.90 percent are moderate, and 1.1 percent are in critical condition.

“There were 14 duplicates removed from the total case count as eight of these are recoveries. Moreover, 64 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

DOH data on April 25 showed that 15.8 percent of 39,941 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

Two laboratories were not operational on April 25 while 22 laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

To date, 63 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 13,500 isolation beds, 53 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 46 percent of 2,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.

Meanwhile, 69 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 59 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 64 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 58 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are used in the National Capital Region.

The public is reminded to stay at home and to observe minimum health standards when going out.

The DOH urged those experiencing Covid-19 symptoms to immediately isolate and contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. (PNA)

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