PH Covid-19 recoveries reach 2,633,039

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MANILA – The country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 2,633,039 after 5,934 new recoveries were reported on Thursday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said recoveries account for 96.1 percent of the total case count of 2,740,111 since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, some 4,806 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 65,835.

About 78.7 percent of these active cases are mild, 6.2 percent are asymptomatic, 2 percent are critical, 4.6 percent are severe, and 8.53 percent are moderate.

The health department also logged 260 new deaths, bringing the total death toll to 41,237.

According to DOH data on Oct. 19, about 10.9 percent of 52,262 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“Some 64 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 51 are recoveries. Also, 175 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Oct. 19 and were able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

To date, 58 percent of 4,300 intensive care unit beds, 45 percent of 20,900 isolation beds, 43 percent of 14,700 ward beds, and 42 percent of 3,300 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 52 percent of 1,500 intensive care unit beds, 37 percent of 4,900 isolation beds, 40 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 37 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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