Over 35K recoveries and 25K new Covid-19 infections are recorded by DOH
On Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 35,461 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries and 24,938 new cases.
Since the pandemic began in March 2020, there have been 262,997 active cases, with total recoveries reaching 3,125,540, or 90.8 percent of the 3,442,056 infections.
There are 250,235 light cases, 3,010 intermediate cases, 7,944 asymptomatic cases, 1,499 severe cases, and 309 critical cases among the active cases.
“Of the 24,938 instances recorded today, 24,239 (97 percent) happened in the last 14 days — January 11 to January 24, 2022,” according to the DOH.
The National Capital Region (NCR) had the newest infections in the last two weeks, with 3,610 cases (15%), followed by Region 4-A (Calabarzon), with 3,382 cases (14%), and Central Visayas, with 2,562 cases (11%).
With 47 more deaths, the death toll has risen to 53,519, accounting for 1.55 percent of all cases.
“Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 43 fatalities occurred in January 2022 (91 percent), three in October 2021 (6 percent), and one in September 2021 (2 percent),” according to the DOH.
COVIDKaya is a digital tool that allows healthcare professionals to collect and share information regarding Covid-19 cases.
On January 22, 40.6 percent of the 59,896 people who were tested for Covid-19 were found to be positive.
The DOH stated that “about 98 duplicates were deleted from the total case count because 74 of these are recoveries.”
Meanwhile, after validation, 11 cases formerly categorized as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.
On January 22, 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 five laboratories are responsible for 0.9 percent of samples examined and 0.8 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.
Patients with Covid-19 have used 51 percent of 3,800 ICU beds, 52 percent of 20,500 isolation beds, 53 percent of 15,100 ward beds, and 24 percent of 3,100 ventilators nationwide to date.
In the meantime, the NCR is home to 47% of 1,300 ICU beds, 46% of 4,500 isolation beds, 50% of 4,500 ward beds, and 27% of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.
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