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The Department of Health (DOH) reported 786 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on October 16, bringing total to 294,865, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH also reported 3,139 new cases of Covid-19, with total active cases at 50,354.

The country’s total Covid-19 cases is now at 351,750.

The National Capital Region (NCR) reported the highest number of new infections at 1,003, followed by Cavite with 206, Rizal with 175, Laguna with 138, and Iloilo with 126.

Of the active cases, majority or 84.7 percent are showing mild symptoms, followed by those without symptoms at 10.8 percent, those in critical condition at 3 percent, and those showing severe symptoms at 1.5 percent.

The DOH also reported 34 new deaths caused by Covid-19, bringing the country’s total casualties against Covid-19 at 6,531.

There are still a healthy amount of beds and ventilators available for Covid-19 cases nationwide, with the country’s 2,000 beds in intensive care units (ICU) at 47 percent occupancy, 13,300 isolation beds at 44 percent occupancy, 5,400 ward beds at 42 percent occupancy, while only 25 percent of the country’s 2,000 ventilators are in use.

In NCR, 55 percent of its ICU beds are occupied, 51 percent of 3,800 isolation beds are occupied, 52 percent of 1,600 ward beds are occupied, and 28 percent of the region’s 829 ventilators are in use.


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