4K more Covid-19 recoveries, 13K new infections: DOH

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz

August 13, 2021, 5:26 pm

<p><em>(Infographic courtesy of DOH)</em></p>

(Infographic courtesy of DOH)

MANILA – Another 4,322 persons have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,587,069.

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said this is equivalent to a 92.6 percent recovery rate out of a total of 1,713,302 infections since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

Some 13,177 new infections were also recorded, bringing the number of active cases to 96,395 or 5.6 percent of all cases in the country.

Of these active cases, the majority at 95.8 percent have shown mild symptoms, followed by those with severe symptoms at 1.4 percent, the asymptomatic at one percent, those with moderate symptoms at 0.97 percent, and those in critical condition at 0.8 percent.

There were 299 new deaths reported, with the country’s total mortalities now at 29,838 or 1.74 percent of all Covid-19 infections.

Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng mga kaso, pinaaalaalahanan po natin ang lahat na patuloy na sumunod sa minimum public health standards. Kapag naman nakaranas ng mga sintomas ay agad na mag isolate at kontakin ang inyong Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (With the current rise in cases, we remind everyone to continue following minimum public health standards. If you experience symptoms, immediately isolate and contact your Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams),” the DOH said.

Based on the latest data on Covid-19 testing collected on Aug. 11, it said there were 57,355 individuals tested with 23.6 percent found to be infected.

Many health facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR) remain available, with 1,200 beds of intensive care units (ICU) at 60 percent occupancy, 4,700 isolation beds at 60 percent occupancy, 3,900 ward beds at 61 percent occupancy, and 1,100 ventilators at 54 percent utilization.

For the entire country, there are 4,000 ICU beds at 66 percent occupancy, 20,100 isolation beds at 58 percent occupancy, 13,300 ward beds at 60 percent occupancy, and 3,000 ventilators at 51 percent utilization. (PNA)