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In the PH Covid-19 tally, there are now 4.6K new cases and 535 recoveries.

On Sunday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 535 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries and 4,600 new cases.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, 2,778,943 illnesses have been recovered, accounting for 97.4 percent of the total 2,851,931 infections.

There are now 21,418 active cases, with 15,644 light cases, 3,081 intermediate cases, 769 asymptomatic cases, 335 critical cases, and 1,589 severe cases.

“Of the 4,600 cases recorded today (January 2), 4,548 happened within the last 14 days, from December 20 to January 2, 2022,” according to the Department of Health.

The National Capital Region (NCR) had 3,729 new cases in the last two weeks, accounting for 72 percent; Calabarzon had 676 new cases, accounting for 15 percent; and Region 3 (Central Luzon) had 252 new cases, accounting for 6 percent.

With 25 more deaths, the death toll has risen to 51,570, accounting for 1.81 percent of all cases.

“Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, 7 deaths occurred in December 2021 (28 percent), 2 in November 2021 (8 percent), 1 in October 2021 (4 percent), 4 in September 2021 (16 percent), 6 in August 2021 (24 percent), 1 in June 2021 (4 percent), 3 in April 2021 (12 percent), and 1 in March 2021 (4 percent),” the DOH said.

COVIDKaya is a web-based tool that allows healthcare professionals to collect and share information regarding Covid-19 patients.

The Department of Health works closely with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to keep the information current.

According to the data as of December 31, 19.6% of the 26,122 people who were tested for Covid-19 were positive.

“From the total case count, sixteen duplicates were deleted, seven of which were recoveries and two of which were deaths. In addition, 95 instances tested negative and were removed from the total case count, 95 of which were recoveries, according to the DOH.

After validation, 41 cases that were previously labeled as recoveries were reclassified as fatalities.

On December 30, two laboratories were unavailable, and six laboratories were unable to transmit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on statistics from the previous 14 days, the eight laboratories provide 0.2 percent of samples analyzed and 0.1 percent of positive persons, according to the DOH.

Patients with Covid-19 have used 22 percent of 3,500 ICU beds, 20 percent of 18,700 isolation beds, 14 percent of 12,000 ward beds, and 12 percent of 2,900 ventilators nationwide to date.

In the meantime, the NCR is home to 27% of 1,200 ICU beds, 23% of 4,600 isolation beds, 26% of 3,700 ward beds, and 15% of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to Covid-19 patients.

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