PH logs 27,638 Covid-19 recoveries

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 27,638 recoveries and 16,953 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections.

The latest Covid-19 bulletin indicated 202,604 active cases while total recoveries rose to 3,288,925 or 92.8 percent of 3,545,680 infections since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Out of the active cases, 185,550 are mild, 3,176 are moderate, 11,277 are asymptomatic, 1,534 are severe, and 327 are critical.

“Of the 16,953 reported cases today, 16,647 (98 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days – Jan. 17 to Jan. 30, 2022,” the DOH reported.

The regions with the most cases in the recent two weeks were the Western Visayas with 2,000 infections or 12 percent, National Capital Region (NCR) with 1,967 or 12 percent, and Calabarzon with 1,871 or 11 percent of the new infections.

The death toll has reached 53,891 with 20 new deaths, representing 1.52 percent of overall cases.

“Of the 20 deaths, 16 occurred in January 2022 (80 percent), 1 in October 2021 (5 percent), 1 in September 2021 (5 percent), 1 in August 2021 (5 percent), and 1 in July 2021 (5 percent) due to the late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya,” the DOH said.

COVIDKaya is a digital application used by healthcare workers to collect and share data about Covid-19 cases.

According to the January 30 data, about 31.4 percent of 56,078 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

“Some 69 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 43 of these are recoveries and one is a death,” the DOH said.

Meanwhile, eight cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after validation.

All laboratories were operational on January 28 but one was not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH said the one laboratory contributed, on average, 0.3 percent of samples tested, and 0.3 percent among positive individuals based on data in the past 14 days.

To date, 46 percent of 3,900 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 47 percent of 21,100 isolation beds, 49 percent of 15,400 ward beds, and 25 percent of 3,100 ventilators are used by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

In the NCR, 39 percent of 1,400 ICU beds, 37 percent of 5,100 isolation beds, 42 percent of 3,900 ward beds, and 23 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use. (PNA)

Source: Business Diary Philippines

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