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DOH reports 6,560 new Covid cases o July 21

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The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,449,579 after 5,326 more recoveries were reported on Wednesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 95.1 percent of the total case Covid-19 count which has reached 1,524,449 since the start of the pandemic last year.

The agency also reported 6,560 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 47,996. About 92.1 percent of these active cases are mild, 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 1.6 percent are critical, 2.6 percent are severe, and 1.84 percent are moderate.

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Some 32 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 26,874.

According to DOH data on July 19, about 12 percent of 36,168 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

"Some 14 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, eight were recovered cases and two are deaths. Moreover, 30 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation," the DOH said.

All laboratories were operational on July 19 while four laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

The DOH noted the four non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.1 percent of samples tested, and 1.5 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 55 percent of 3,600 intensive care unit beds, 47 percent of 19,600 isolation beds, 43 percent of 12,000 ward beds, and 36 percent of 2,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 42 percent of 1,100 intensive care unit beds, 40 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 33 percent of 3,400 ward beds, and 34 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region.


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