9,628 new COVID-19 infections bring active case count back to over 141,000 — DOH | Inquirer News

9,628 new COVID-19 infections bring active case count back to over 141,000 — DOH

/ 04:28 PM April 19, 2021
COVID-19 cases in the Philippines

FILE PHOTO: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (greenish brown) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (pink), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/Handout via REUTERS.

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s number of active COVID-19 cases is currently at 141,375 after the Department of Health (DOH) tallied 9,628 new infections on Monday, April 19.

DOH’s COVID-19 bulletin also showed that 9,266 more patients recovered from the virus, for a total recovery tally of 788,322; while 88 new deaths meant that the death toll is now at 16,048.


READ: PH’s active COVID-19 cases breach 200,000th-mark

All in all, the country’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases is 945,745.


Most of the patients or 96.9 percent of active cases have still exhibited mild symptoms only, while 1.5 percent were asymptomatic.  At least 0.7 percent of the patients currently have severe symptoms while 0.5 percent are in critical condition.

Of the 24,432 tests conducted on Sunday, DOH said that 15.4 percent tested positive.  In terms of COVID-19 bed capacity in the National Capital Region which is still seeing a surge of cases, 84 percent of intensive care unit beds have been utilized while 63 percent of isolation beds are occupied.

DOH said that four laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS) on Sunday.

Also, 16 duplicate entries were removed from the total case count, nine of which were listed as recoveries; on the other hand, 19 cases previously classified as recoveries were moved to the death toll after further validation.


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