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DOH reports 8,167 new infections on Aug. 2

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The country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 1,515,054 after 9,095 new recoveries were reported on Monday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

In the latest case bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH), the accumulated recovery tally accounts for 94.4 percent of the total 1,605,762 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, 8,167 new infections brought the total number of active cases to 62,615 or 3.9 percent of total cases.

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About 93.9 percent of these active cases are mild, 1.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are critical, 2.1 percent are severe, and 1.48 percent are moderate.

A total of 77 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 28,093 or 1.75 percent of total cases.

According to DOH data on July 31, about 15.7 percent of 50,601 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

"About 94 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 20 are recoveries. Moreover, 19 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as active cases and 29 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the report added.

One laboratory was not operational on July 31 and three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH noted the three non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.5 percent of samples tested, and 1 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 60 percent of 3,600 intensive care unit beds, 50 percent of 19,300 isolation beds, 49 percent of 12,600 ward beds, and 40 percent of 2,900 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 55 percent of 1,100 intensive care unit beds, 48 percent of 4,500 isolation beds, 42 percent of 3,600 ward beds, and 41 percent of 1,000 ventilators are in use in the National Capital Region.


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