PH Covid-19 recovery tally rises by 20K to 1,899,312

MANILA – The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,899,312 after 20,089 new recoveries were reported on Sunday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said recoveries account for 90.8 percent of the total case count which has reached 2,080,984 since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 20,019 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 157,438.

About 92 percent of these active cases are mild, 3.4 percent are asymptomatic, 0.7 percent are critical, 1.4 percent are severe, and 2.51 percent are moderate.

One hundred seventy three new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 34,234.

According to DOH data on Sept. 3, about 27.5 percent of 73,472 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 119 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 95 are recoveries and one is death. Moreover, 58 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 said 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, 75 percent of 4,200 intensive care unit beds, 66 percent of 20,600 isolation beds, 71 percent of 15,400 ward beds, and 57 percent of 3,300 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 75 percent of 1,500 intensive care unit beds, 64 percent of 4,600 isolation beds, 73 percent of 4,200 ward beds, and 62 percent of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region.

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