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DOH records 92% Covid recovery rate

            The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday that 92 percent of those who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have recovered.

            In its latest bulletin, the DOH said the country logged 10,957 new recoveries, pushing the total number of recovered cases to 386,486.

            It also reported 1,968 new confirmed cases and 43 new deaths.

            These figures brought the overall tally of active cases to 24,209 and the death toll to 8,123.

            Of the active cases, the DOH said about 82.5 percent are mild, 8.2 percent are asymptomatic, 3.2 percent are severe, 0.28 percent are moderate, and 5.8 percent are in critical condition.

            Cavite topped the list of places that logged the most number of new cases with 107 infections.

            It was followed by Quezon City with 97, Davao City with 86, Laguna with 84, and Quezon with 77.

            A DOH data on Nov. 21 showed that 1,277, or 5.5 percent of 23,048 who were tested, turned out positive for Covid-19.

            The DOH also said it has 21,300-bed capacity dedicated to patients with Covid-19.

            Available are 56 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 61 percent of 13,500 isolation beds, and 70 percent of 5,900 ward beds.

            About 80 percent of 2,000 ventilators are available for Covid-19 patients’ use.

            Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday that 3,247 Filipinos are still undergoing Covid-19 treatment abroad as there have been no new cases and fatalities.

            In its latest case bulletin, DFA said there are also no new Covid-19 recoveries added to its tally.

            The number of confirmed cases remains at 11,559, the death toll stood at 834, while the total number of recoveries is still 7,478.

            “The DFA remains fully committed to monitoring the situation of overseas Filipinos who are affected by the pandemic and remains steadfast in promoting and protecting their welfare,” the DFA added.*PNA

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April 2021

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