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35K Covid-19 recoveries and over 28K new infections were recorded by PH.

On Tuesday, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 28,471 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections and 34,892 new recoveries.

The number of active cases fell to 284,458, while overall recoveries increased to 2,933,507, accounting for 89.7% of the 3,270,758 infections documented since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The number of new cases on Tuesday is down from Monday’s 37,070.

There are 277,020 light cases, 2,940 moderate cases, 9,187 asymptomatic cases, 1,480 severe cases, and 304 critical cases among the active cases.

“Of the 28,471 instances recorded today, 27,735 (97 percent) happened in the last 14 days β€” January 5, 2021, to January 18, 2022,” according to the DOH.

The National Capital Region (NCR) had 9,887 new infections in the last two weeks, accounting for 36% of all new infections; Region 4-A (Calabarzon) had 6,671 new infections, accounting for 24%; and Central Luzon had 2,970 new infections, accounting for 11%.

The death toll has risen to 52,962 as a result of 34 new fatalities, accounting for 1.62 percent of all cases.

Due to the late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 33 deaths occurred in January 2022 (97%) and one in July 2020 (3%), according to the DOH.

According to data dated January 16, 43.4 percent of the 51,738 people who were tested for Covid-19 were positive.

“Approximately 87 duplicates were removed from the total case count,” the government said, adding that “57 of them are recoveries and one is a death.”

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

On January 16, all laboratories were operational, but five of them were unable to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on statistics from the previous 14 days, the 12 laboratories are responsible for 1.7 percent of samples examined and 2.1 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 have used 49 percent of 3,700 ICU beds, 49 percent of 20,400 isolation beds, 53 percent of 14,300 ward beds, and 22 percent of 3,100 ventilators nationwide to date.

In the meantime, the NCR is home to 53% of 1,300 ICU beds, 48% of 5,000 isolation beds, 63% of 4,500 ward beds, and 29% of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

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