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PH records 235 new Covid-19 infections, which is the lowest number in 18 months.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 235 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest number of cases in a single day in 18 months.

The DOH reported in its most recent case bulletin that the figure brought the overall number of cases to 2,836,868.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases fell to 10,526 as the Department of Health recorded 780 new recoveries. There are now 2,775,991 recoveries across the country.

There are approximately 4,104 mild cases, 659 asymptomatic cases, 393 critical cases, 1,868 severe cases, and 3,502 moderate cases among the active cases.

“Of the 235 instances reported today, 228 (or 97 percent) happened in the last 14 days — December 1 to 14, 2021. The NCR (National Capital Region) had the most instances in the last two weeks, with 53 percent, Region 4-A (Calabarzon) had 23 percent, and Region 3 (Central Luzon) had 20 percent,” according to the DOH.

The department also reported 10 more deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities in the country to 50,351.

“Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, only nine of the ten reported fatalities occurred in December 2021, and one in October 2021,” it stated.

According to the Department of Health, this issue is being coordinated with epidemiology and surveillance divisions to ensure that information is current.

On December 12, the Department of Health reported that only 0.9 percent of the 24,120 people who were tested for Covid-19 were positive.

“Because they are recoveries, about five duplicates were eliminated from the total case count. In addition, 165 instances tested negative and were excluded from the total case count since 161 of them were recoveries “It was said. “In addition, after final validation, three cases that had previously been categorized as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.”

On December 12, four laboratories were unavailable, and eight laboratories were unable to transmit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on statistics from the previous 14 days, the 12 laboratories account for 1.5 percent of samples examined and 2.6 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 have used 23 percent of 3,600 intensive care unit beds, 24 percent of 19,600 isolation beds, 12 percent of 12,400 ward beds, and 13 percent of 3,000 ventilators nationwide to date.

In the meanwhile, the NCR has 24 percent of 1,300 ICU beds, 19 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 17 percent of 3,700 ward beds, and 16 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

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