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The Department of Health reports 34,021 new Covid cases and 4,694 recoveries.

On Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 34,021 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections and 4,694 recoveries, which set a new high.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the country’s largest single-day new cases boosted active cases to 237,387, while overall recoveries grew to 2,802,286, or 90.6 percent of 3,092,409 infections.

There are 225,408 mild cases, 2,881 moderate cases, 7,332 asymptomatic cases, 1,468 severe cases, and 298 critical cases among the active cases.

“Of the 34,021 instances recorded today, 33,456 (98 percent) happened in the last 14 days β€” December 31, 2021 to January 13, 2022,” according to the DOH.

The number of new cases on Thursday is higher than Wednesday’s 32,246 and Monday’s prior high of 33,169.

The National Capital Region (NCR) had 16,793 new infections in the last two weeks, accounting for 50% of all new infections; Region 4-A (Calabarzon) had 7,131 new infections, accounting for 21%; and Central Luzon had 3,745 new infections, accounting for 11%.

With 144 new deaths, the death toll now stands at 52,654, or 1.72 percent of all cases.

“Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 37 deaths occurred in January 2022 (45 percent), 5 in December 2021 (6 percent), 2 in November 2021 (2 percent), 6 in October 2021 (7 percent), 13 in September 2021 (16 percent), 4 in August 2021 (5 percent), 2 in July 2021 (2 percent), 1 in May 2021 (1 percent), 7 in April 2021 (9 percent), 2 in March 2021 (2 percent), 2 in January 2021 (2 percent), and 1

According to the January 11 data, 47.9% of the 78,866 people who were tested for Covid-19 were positive.

The DOH stated that “two hundred forty-six duplicates were eliminated from the total case count because 180 of these are recoveries and one is a death.”

Meanwhile, after validation, 44 cases formerly categorized as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.

On January 11, all of the laboratories were functioning, however seven of them were unable to upload their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data from the previous 14 days, the 11 laboratories provide on average 5% of samples analyzed and 6.6 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 have used 45 percent of 3,400 ICU beds, 46 percent of 20,100 isolation beds, 45 percent of 13,400 ward beds, and 19 percent of 3,000 ventilators nationwide to date.

In the meanwhile, the NCR has 58 percent of the 1,100 ICU beds, 54 percent of the 4,800 isolation beds, 66 percent of the 4,400 ward beds, and 26 percent of the 1,100 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

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