DOH reports death of 44 more COVID patients | Inquirer News

DOH reports death of 44 more COVID patients

/ 04:24 PM October 29, 2021
DOH reports death of 44 more COVID patients

Facade of the DOH main office in Manila. file photo

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-four more COVID-19 patients have died, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday, a day after it reported a decline in the number of COVID patients who died in October.

With the additional fatalities, the number of patients who have so far died due to COVID complications increased to 42,575, representing 1.53 percent of the total 2.77 million confirmed cases of the disease in the country.


The DOH reported 283 additional COVID-related deaths on Friday, 65 on Saturday, 208 on Sunday, 149 on Monday, 135 on Tuesday, and 227 on Wednesday.

On Thursday, DOH Epidemiology Bureau director Dr. Alethea De Guzman said at the Laging Handa public briefing that the daily average of COVID deaths dropped from 168 in September to 68 this October.


The Philippines still has 50,630 active cases, of which 74.1 percent are mild, 6.5 percent are asymptomatic, 10.71 percent are moderate, 6.1 percent are severe, and 2.6 percent are critical.

On hospital utilization, 50 percent of intensive care units, 37 percent of isolation beds, 34 percent of ward beds and ventilators are currently being used.


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