MANILA, June 26 (Mabuhay) — An additional 2,867 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1,305,608 on Friday.
The Department of Health (DOH), in its latest Covid-19 bulletin, said recoveries account for 94.3 percent of the total 1,385,053 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.
Another 6,812 new cases and 116 new deaths were also reported. These figures bring the overall tally of active cases to 55,293 and the death toll to 24,152.
The latest figures showed 90.8 percent of the active cases are mild, 4.6 percent are asymptomatic, 1.9 percent are severe, 1.35 percent are moderate, and 1.3 percent are in critical condition.
“There were 19 duplicates removed from the total case count as 12 of these are recoveries. Moreover, 61 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.
DOH data on June 23, likewise, showed that 11.6 percent of 51,005 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
All laboratories were operational on June 23 and all laboratories were able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).
To date, 57 percent of 3,400 intensive care unit beds, 46 percent of 19,300 isolation beds, 44 percent of 12,300 ward beds, and 36 percent of 2,800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use nationwide.
Meanwhile, 42 percent of 1,200 intensive care unit beds, 40 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, 33 percent of 3,500 ward beds, and 30 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are being used in the National Capital Region.
The DOH urged those experiencing Covid-19 symptoms to immediately isolate and contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. (MNS)