PH Covid-19 recoveries surpass 1.2M

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MANILA – On Tuesday, another 6,810 patients had recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the country’s total recovery count to 1,291,389 people.

In its latest Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) stated that recoveries account for 94.4 percent of a total of 1,367,894 cases since the pandemic began last year.

There were also 3,666 new cases and 60 new deaths reported. This brings the total number of active cases to 52,696 and the death count to 23,809.

According to the recent data, 91 percent of active cases are mild, 4.2 percent are asymptomatic, 2 percent are severe, 1.4 percent are serious, and 1.4 percent are critical.

“About 11 duplicates were removed from the total case count as eight of these are recoveries. Moreover, 56 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

On June 20, the DOH statistics revealed that 11.8 percent of the 31,222 people tested positive for Covid-19.

All laboratories were functional on June 20, but 12 laboratories were unable to send their records to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

“Based on data in the last 14 days, the 12 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 3.0 percent of samples tested and 3.1 percent of positive individuals,” the DOH said.

Currently, 57 percent of 3,500 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 19,300 isolation beds, 44 percent of 12,400 ward beds, and 36 percent of 2,800 ventilators designated to Covid-19 patients are in use across the country.

Moreover, in the National Capital Region, 46 percent of 1,200 intensive care unit beds, 38 percent of 4,800 isolation beds, 33 percent of 3,600 ward beds, and 30 percent of 1,000 ventilators allocated to Covid-19 patients are in use.

The general public is encouraged to stay at home and follow basic health precautions while going out.

The DOH advised anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms to isolate themselves immediately and contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.