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The number of new Covid-19 cases has risen to 889, with 214 additional recoveries.

On Wednesday, the Philippines reported 889 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, bringing the overall number of confirmed infections to 2,839,790.

The Department of Health (DOH) indicated in its most recent case bulletin that the figure pushed the overall number of current infections to 10,418.

There are 4,384 light cases, 536 asymptomatic patients, 374 critical cases, 1,778 severe cases, and 3,346 moderate cases among the active cases.

“Of the 889 cases recorded today, 869 (or 98 percent) happened in the last 14 days – December 16 to 29, 2021,” according to the DOH.

It went on to say that the National Capital Region had the newest instances in the last two weeks, with 564, or 65 percent, Calabarzon had 86, or 10% and Region 3 had 53, or 6% of the country’s new cases.

There were also 214 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 2,778,131.

Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 51,241 with 28 more people dying.

“Of the 28 deaths, seven occurred in December 2021, two in November, four in October, nine in September, one in August, two in July, two in July 2020, and one in June 2020, all of which were only reported now due to late death information in COVIDKaya,” according to the DOH.

The COVIDKaya is a digital application that allows health care professionals to collect and exchange information regarding Covid-19 instances.

The Department of Health has stated that this issue is being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure that information is updated.

On December 27, around 4.5 percent of the 27,615 people who were tested for Covid-19 were positive, according to DOH data.

“Sixteen duplicate cases were deleted from the total case count since thirteen of them were recovered. There were 194 instances that tested negative and were removed from the final case count, with 193 of them being classed as recoveries “According to the Department of Health.

After final validation, 25 cases that were previously labeled as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.

On December 27, two laboratories were unavailable, and one laboratory was unable to transmit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on statistics from the previous 14 days, the three laboratories provide 0.4 percent of samples tested and 0 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 are currently using 20% of 3,500 critical care unit (ICU) beds, 23% of 19,400 isolation beds, 11% of 12,200 ward beds, and 12% of 3,000 ventilators across the country.

In the meantime, the National Capital Region has 23% of 1,200 ICU beds, 21% of 4,700 isolation beds, 17% of 3,700 ward beds, and 14% of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19.

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