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Active cases down to 151,135 with 20K new Covid-19 recoveries

MANILA – The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,948,198 after 20,151 new recoveries were reported on Wednesday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 91.3 percent of the total case count which has reached 2,134,005 since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 12,751 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 151,135.

The DOH noted the relatively low numbers reported on Wednesday is due to the technical issues encountered in the extraction of updated data from the COVIDKaya digital platform on Sept. 7.

About 91.6 percent of these active cases are mild, 3.7 percent are asymptomatic, 0.7 percent are critical, 1.5 percent are severe, and 2.54 percent are moderate.

Another 174 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 34,672.

According to DOH data on Sept. 6, about 28.1 percent of 57,260 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 54 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 46 are recoveries. Moreover, 80 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on Sept. 3 while five laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH noted the five non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.9 percent of samples tested, and 1.2 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 76 percent of 4,100 intensive care unit beds, 67 percent of 20,900 isolation beds, 72 percent of 15,400 ward beds, and 56 percent of 3,200 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 74 percent of 1,400 intensive care unit beds, 63 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 72 percent of 4,300 ward beds, and 63 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)

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