Active COVID-19 infections in PH remain below 50K despite 5,204 new cases
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s active COVID-19 case count as of Monday, July 12 remained below the 50,000-mark despite the Department of Health (DOH) tallying 5,204 new infections.
The number from the DOH showed that the active case count is now at 49,128, slightly lower than Sunday’s tally which was at 49,701. Monday’s active case count represents 3.3 percent of 1,478,061 confirmed cases since the pandemic was recorded in the Philippines.
The total number of recovered patients is now at 1,402,918 — 94.9 percent of all the cases — after DOH recorded 5,811 new recoveries.
Most of the patients or 89.6 percent of active cases still have exhibited mild symptoms only, while 4.7 percent were asymptomatic. At least 2.5 percent of the patients currently have severe symptoms while 1.5 percent are in critical condition.
Of the 45,439 tests conducted from July 10, DOH said that 10.8 percent tested positive.
In terms of COVID-19 bed capacity in the National Capital Region, 42 percent of intensive care unit beds are being utilized while 37 percent of isolation beds are occupied. In a nationwide scale, 57 percent of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are occupied, while 45 percent of isolation beds are being used.
DOH said that all laboratories were operational last July 10, but eight labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. Also, based on the data from the last 14 days, the five laboratories that did not submit data accounted for 0.4 percent of all the samples tested, and 1.3 percent of all the positive cases.
There were also 75 cases previously reported to have recovered but were brought back to the active case count, while 62 recoveries on the other hand were reclassified as deaths after further validation.
At least 12 duplicate entries were also removed from the total case count, of which nine were recoveries. Meanwhile, 156 cases were deactivated upon further clarification from regional and local epidemiology units — of which 150 have recovered and six have died.
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