COVID-19 kills 91 more in PH raising total death count to 44,521 | Inquirer News

COVID-19 kills 91 more in PH raising total death count to 44,521

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 04:42 PM November 08, 2021

COVID-19 kills 91 more in PH raising total death count to 44,521

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 — An additional 91 coronavirus-stricken individuals have died and increased the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 44,521, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

The latest fatality tally, the health agency noted, accounts for 1.59 percent of the total 2,805,294 confirmed coronavirus infections nationwide since 2020. Worldwide, the Philippines’ death toll was 0.88 percent of the total 5,049,343 death cases to date, based on the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker, which also indicated that 249,886,365 people around the world contracted COVID-19.


The DOH also reported that 32,077 individuals in the country were still sick due to COVID-19 as of November 8 as 2,728,696 patients have already recovered from the disease.


A low health care utilization rate nationwide was also recorded by the government amid a declining daily count of new infections, according to the DOH, adding that 44 percent of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, 31 percent of isolation beds, 24 percent of ward beds, and 25 percent of ventilators were being used as of date.

In Metro Manila, occupied ICU beds for COVID-19 patients were at 40 percent while isolation beds and ward bends utilization were at 28 percent and 25 percent, respectively, the DOH also reported. As for ventilators, around 26 percent of them were in use in the nation’s capital region based on the latest data of the agency.


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