DOH records almost 440,000 COVID-19 recoveries in PH

CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 3 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported that the number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country has reached 439,942, with 47 new recoveries reported on Jan. 2, 2020.

In its case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) also announced 1,097 new COVID-19 cases raising the number of active cases to 27,721.

Davao del Norte reported the highest number of new cases at 65, followed by Davao City with 60 new COVID-19 cases, Laguna with 53, Batangas with 48, and Cavite with 43.

The DOH likewise said 82.3 percent of the total active cases are considered to be mild, 9.8 percent are asymptomatic, 4.9 percent are critical, 2.6 percent are severe, and 0.43 percent are moderate.

Meanwhile, there were five new recorded deaths due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 9,253.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 476,916.

The DOH assured that there are enough COVID-19 bed capacities in the country with 64 percent availability for Intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 71 percent of isolation beds available, ward beds have 79 percent availability and enough ventilators with 80 percent availability.

The DOH said that 15 laboratories did not submit their test results for January 1 due to the temporary unavailability of the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

However, they also gave an assurance that the issue was resolved immediately and that they are now coordinating with the involved laboratories to ensure that all results are uploaded immediately.

Moreover, for January 1, they said that 150 out of 198 laboratories were able to lodge their reports to the DOH while 33 laboratories declared no operation on Friday. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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