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PH recovery tally now 1,321,050

The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 patients has reached 1,321,050 after 6,912 new recoveries were reported yesterday.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health said recoveries account for 94.5 percent of the total case count that has reached 1,397,992 since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 6,096 new infections brought the total number of active cases to 52,570.

About 89.5 percent of these active cases are mild, 5.6 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are critical, 2 percent are severe, and 1.48 percent are moderate.

Some 128 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 24,372.

According to the DOH data on June 25, about 12 percent of 47,927 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“About 15 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 13 are recoveries. Moreover, 69 cases previously tagged as recoveries have been reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

All laboratories were operational on June 25 while three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH said the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.81 percent of samples tested, and 0.86 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 57 percent of 3,500 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 19,300 isolation beds, 44 percent of 12,200 ward beds, and 37 percent of 2,800 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

12K FOR OFWs

The recovery count among Filipinos with Covid-19 overseas stood at 12,234, with six new survivors recorded over the past week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

The total confirmed cases, on the other hand, were 20,747 while the death toll has reached 1,227.

Based on DFA’s latest monitoring, no Filipino abroad died of the disease while some 16 were infected from June 13 to June 26.

“The DFA personnel in our Foreign Service Posts remain steadfast in partnering with local health authorities and commit to tirelessly attending to the needs of our people, whenever possible,” the DFA said in a statement.

As of this posting, there were 4,523 Filipinos undergoing treatment in the Middle East/Africa region, 1,699 in the Asia Pacific, 949 in Europe, and 115 in the Americas.

9.2 MILLION JABS

Over nine million doses of vaccines have been administered nationwide, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said.

A total of 9,281,235 jabs have been given to the five priority sectors – healthcare workers, the elderly, adults with comorbidities, economic frontliners, and the indigent population in select areas.

“This development shows that we are on the right track in our vaccination program. With the steady arrival of larger vaccine doses, we will be able to accelerate the inoculation of our priority sectors,” Galvez said Saturday.

As the Philippines’ average daily vaccination rate gradually increases, Galvez said he is confident that population protection is achievable before the year ends.

The government is also set to activate at least 5,000 additional vaccination sites while about 11 million doses are arriving next month, including those purchased by the private sector.

“We will see a significant increase in our daily vaccinations once these private-sector efforts gain momentum,” Galvez added.*PNA

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