DOH reports 5,979 new infections on May 17
The country’s recovery tally from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) climbed to 1,076,428 after health authorities reported 6,602 new survivors on Monday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.
The latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed a 93.6-percent recovery rate from a total of 1,149,925 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started last year.
The DOH also logged 5,979 new infections, bringing the total number of active cases to 54,235.
Of the active cases, about 93.3 percent are mild, 2.0 percent are asymptomatic, 2.0 percent are severe, 1.25 are moderate, and 1.4 percent are in critical condition.
An additional 72 deaths pushed the death toll to 19,262 or 1.68 percent of total cases.
Data submitted on May 15 likewise showed that 13.1 percent of 45,210 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.
"Some 17 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 11 were recovered cases and one is death. Moreover, 31 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation," the DOH said.
All laboratories were operational on May 15 while five laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
"Based on the data in the last 14 days, the five non-reporting laboratories contribute on average, 0.7 percent of samples tested and one percent of positive individuals," the DOH said.
Currently, 58 percent of 1,900 intensive care unit beds, 43 percent of 13,600 isolation beds, 48 percent of 6,000 ward beds, and 39 percent of 2,000 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.
Meanwhile, 56 percent of 700 intensive care unit beds, 41 percent of 3,800 isolation beds, 46 percent of 2,200 ward beds, and 42 percent of 800 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in the National Capital Region.
The public is reminded to stay at home and to observe minimum health standards when going out.
The DOH urged those experiencing Covid-19 symptoms to immediately isolate and contact their Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams.
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