Another 605 people defeated Covid-19, bringing the total number of new infections to almost 10,000.
On Wednesday, the number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the country reached 10,775.
The Department of Health (DOH) reported in its Covid-19 bulletin that the additional cases brought the overall number of active cases to 39,974 out of 2,871,745 confirmed illnesses since the pandemic began.
The 5,434 new cases on Wednesday are nearly double the 5,434 new cases on Tuesday.
The Department of Health also recorded 605 new recoveries, bringing the total to 2,780,109 cases, or 96.8% of the total.
There are 33,866 light cases, 3,020 intermediate cases, 1,294 asymptomatic patients, 319 critical cases, and 1,512 severe cases among the active cases.
“Of the 10,775 cases recorded today (January 5), 10,688 (99 percent) occurred within the last 14 days – December 23 – January 5, 2022,” according to the Department of Health.
The National Capital Region (NCR), which had 7,420 new illnesses in the preceding two weeks, was followed by Calabarzon, which had 1,719 new infections, and Central Luzon, which had 798 new infections.
With 58 new deaths, the death toll has risen to 51,662, accounting for 1.8 percent of all cases.
“Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 8 deaths occurred in December 2021 (14 percent), 8 deaths occurred in November 2021 (14 percent), 24 deaths occurred in October 2021 (41 percent), 15 deaths occurred in September 2021 (26 percent), and 3 deaths occurred in August 2021 (5 percent),” according to the DOH.
COVIDKaya is a web-based tool that allows healthcare professionals to collect and share information regarding Covid-19 patients.
According to the data from January 3, 31.7 percent of the 44,643 people who were tested for Covid-19 were positive.
“The total case count was reduced by 39 duplicates, with 35 of these being recoveries. In addition, 110 instances were discovered to have tested negative and were removed from the total case count as recoveries, according to the DOH.
Following validation, 57 cases previously labeled as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.
On January 3 and 9, all laboratories that were open were unable to transmit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
Based on statistics from the previous 14 days, the nine laboratories provide 2.2 percent of samples analyzed and 5.3 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.
Patients with Covid-19 have used 27 percent of 3,500 ICU beds, 31 percent of 19,100 isolation beds, 23 percent of 12,200 ward beds, and 13 percent of 2,900 ventilators nationwide to date.
Meanwhile, the NCR is home to 37% of 1,200 ICU beds, 39% of 4,700 isolation beds, 45 percent of 3,700 ward beds, and 18% of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.
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