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31K new infections and 26K recoveries are recorded by PH.

On Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 31,173 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections and 26,298 new recoveries.

The number of active cases has risen to 275,364, with overall recoveries reaching 2,995,961, accounting for 90.1 percent of the 3,324,478 infections documented since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The number of new cases on Thursday is higher than the 22,958 reported on Wednesday.

There are 262,168 light cases, 2,979 moderate cases, 8,424 asymptomatic cases, 1,488 severe cases, and 305 critical cases among the active cases.

“Of the 31,173 instances recorded today, 29,708 (95 percent) happened in the last 14 days โ€” January 7, 2021, to January 20, 2022,” according to the DOH.

The National Capital Region (NCR) had the newest infections in the preceding two weeks, with 8,883 cases (30%), followed by Region 4-A (Calabarzon), with 6,471 cases (22%), and Central Luzon, with 2,783 cases (9%).

The mortality toll has risen to 53,153, with 110 new fatalities accounting for 1.60 percent of all cases.

Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 67 deaths occurred in January 2022 (61 percent), 3 in December 2021 (3 percent), 8 in November 2021 (7 percent), 13 in October 2021 (12 percent), 8 in September 2021 (7 percent), 5 in August 2021 (5 percent), 4 in July 2021 (4 percent), 1 in June 2021 (1 percent), and 1 in April 2021 (1 percent).

According to data dated January 18, 43.3 percent of the 73,989 people who were tested for Covid-19 confirmed positive.

“Around 132 duplicates were removed from the total case count,” the department added, “of which 87 are recoveries and one is a death.”

Meanwhile, 188 instances were discovered to be negative and were removed from the total case count, 44 of which were recoveries.

Furthermore, after final validation, 59 cases that had previously been labeled as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.

On January 18, 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 1.1 percent of samples examined and 1.2 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 have used 50 percent of 3,800 ICU beds, 51 percent of 20,600 isolation beds, 54 percent of 14,500 ward beds, and 24 percent of 3,100 ventilators nationwide to date.

In the meantime, the NCR is home to 51% of 1,200 ICU beds, 47% of 4,900 isolation beds, 58% of 4,500 ward beds, and 29% of 1,100 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

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