Another peak record: PH logs 14,895 new infections as total COVID-19 cases near 1.8 million | Inquirer News

Another peak record: PH logs 14,895 new infections as total COVID-19 cases near 1.8 million

/ 04:43 PM August 19, 2021
Another peak record: PH logs 14,895 new infections as total COVID-19 cases near 1.8 million

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MANILA, Philippines — The country lists another all-time high in new COVID-19 infections at 14,895, driving nationwide infections tally near 1.8 million, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday,

Based on DOH’s latest bulletin, the Philippines’ confirmed coronavirus cases are now at 1,791,003, including current active infections of 111,720 – of which 95.3 percent are mild, 1.8 percent are asymptomatic, 0.87 percent are moderate, 0.7 percent are critical, and 1.3 percent are severe.


The DOH also reported a 23.8 percent positivity rate based on the 59,828 tests conducted on August 17.

Additional 8,248 patients have also recovered from COVID-19, according to DOH, increasing recoveries to 1,648,402, while 258 others succumbed to the severe respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that raised the country’s death toll to 30,881.


COVID-19 cases as of August 19, 2021 (4pm)

Thursday’s case updates of the DOH also showed the detection of 387 duplicates, including 385 cases of recoveries, that were consequently removed from the government’s national COVID-19 data.

The DOH likewise noted that two “cases previously tagged as recoveries have been validated to be active cases and 180 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.”

Two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System on Tuesday, the agency said.

The DOH added that 72 percent of intensive care unit (ICU) beds are utilized across the nation. In Metro Manila, 73 percent of ICU beds are in use.


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