10K new recoveries bring PH tally to 2.1M

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz

September 17, 2021, 5:03 pm

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

(Infographic courtesy of DOH)

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 10,028 new recoveries from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing its total number to 2,100,039 or 90.3 percent of all known infections in the country since the start of the pandemic last year.

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH also reported 20,336 new cases, slightly down from Thursday's 21,161 new infections.

To date, there are 188,108 active cases in the country, comprising 8.1 percent of a total of 2,324,475 infections since the start of the pandemic.

Of these active cases, the majority at 87.6 percent have mild symptoms, followed by the asymptomatic at 8.1 percent, those with moderate symptoms at 2.49 percent, those with severe symptoms at 1.3 percent, and those in critical condition at 0.6 percent.

“Sa mga susunod na araw ay maari pang tumaas ang ating mga kaso ng Covid-19 (In the coming days, the number of Covid-19 cases may continue to rise),” the DOH said.

To help defend against the disease, it asked the public to follow minimum public health standards, help in the implementation of the prevention, detection, isolation, treatment, and reintegration (PDITr) strategies, and get vaccinated.

Another 310 new deaths were also logged, bringing the country’s total Covid-19 deaths at 36,328 or 1.56 percent of all known cases.

Based on the latest testing data, a total of 75,766 individuals were tested for Covid-19 on Wednesday, with 26.6 percent found positive for the disease.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), there are 1,500 beds at intensive care units (ICU) at 79 percent occupancy, 4,500 isolation beds at 64 percent occupancy, 4,400 ward beds at 74 percent occupancy, and 62 percent of 1,100 ventilators are in use.

In the entire country, there are 4,300 ICU beds at 77 percent occupancy, 20,800 isolation beds at 68 percent occupancy, 15,900 ward beds at 73 percent occupancy, and 57 percent of 3,300 ventilators are in use. (PNA)