By Ma. Teresa Montemayor
MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,188,243 after 7,372 more recoveries were reported on Sunday.
In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 93.6 percent of the total case Covid-19 count which has reached 1,269,478 since the start of the pandemic last year.
The agency also reported 7,228 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 59,337. About 93.5 percent of these active cases are mild, 2.4 percent are asymptomatic, 1.3 percent are critical, 1.7 percent are severe, and 1.15 percent are moderate.
Some 166 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 21,898.
According to DOH data on June 4, about 13.2 percent of 43,442 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
“Some 10 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, six were recovered cases and one is death. Moreover, 10 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.
All laboratories were operational on June 4 while three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).
The DOH noted the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.68 percent of samples tested, and 1.27 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.
To date, 58 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 48 percent of 13,600 isolation beds, 49 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 38 percent of 2,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.
Meanwhile, 51 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 40 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 36 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 34 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region. (PNA)