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The number of new Covid-19 cases reported by the Department of Health is at its lowest level this year, with 1,019 cases.

MANILA, Philippines β€” The Department of Health reported 1,019 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday, the lowest number of infections in a single day this year.

This brought the total number of confirmed illnesses in the country to 3,654,284.

According to the most recent Covid-19 update, there are 56,668 active cases, with 3,541,840 total recoveries after 2,988 new recovered cases were documented.

There are 51,395 light cases, 2,840 intermediate cases, 704 asymptomatic cases, 1,425 severe cases, and 304 critical cases among the active cases.

“Of the 1,019 instances recorded today, 982 (96 percent) happened in the last 14 days β€” February 9 to 22, 2022,” according to the DOH.

The National Capital Region (NCR) had the newest infections in the last two weeks, with 197, or 20%, Calabarzon had 124, or 13%, and the Ilocos Region had 85, or 9%.

The mortality toll has risen to 55,776 people, with 13 additional deaths accounting for 1.53 percent of all cases.

“Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 6 deaths happened in February 2022 (46 percent), 5 deaths occurred in January 2022 (38 percent), 1 death occurred in October 2021 (8 percent), and 1 death occurred in September 2021 (8 percent),” according to the DOH.

COVIDKaya is a digital tool that allows healthcare professionals to collect and share information regarding Covid-19 cases.

According to the statistics from February 20, around 6.4 percent of the 18,177 people who were tested for coronavirus were found to be positive.

The DOH stated that “about 104 duplicates were deleted from the total case count because 98 of these are recoveries.”

Meanwhile, after validation, 52 cases formerly categorized as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.

On February 19, all laboratories were functioning, however, five were unable to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on statistics from the previous 14 days, the three laboratories provided 0.1 percent of samples examined and 0.3 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 have used 29 percent of 3,800 ICU beds, 24 percent of 20,700 isolation beds, 19 percent of 14,200 ward beds, and 16 percent of 3,100 ventilators nationwide to date.

In the National Capital Region, 26% of 1,300 ICU beds, 24% of 4,600 isolation beds, 26% of 4,000 ward beds, and 19% of 1,000 ventilators are dedicated to patients with Covid-19.

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