THE nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has reached 1,521,263 after 6,337 new recoveries were reported on Tuesday.
In the latest case bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH), the accumulated recovery tally accounts for 94.3 percent of the total 1,612,541 infections since the start of the pandemic last year.
Meanwhile, 6,879 new infections brought the total number of active cases to 63,137 or 3.9 percent of total cases.
About 94 percent of these active cases are mild, 1.3 percent are asymptomatic, 1.2 percent are critical, 2.1 percent are severe, and 1.46 percent are moderate.
A total of 48 new deaths were also reported, pushing the country’s total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 28,141 or 1.75 percent of the total cases.
According to DOH data on August 1, about 17.5 percent of 37,302 who were tested turned out positive for COVID-19.
“About 100 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and of these, 98 are recoveries. Moreover, 12 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as active cases and 18 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the report added.
One laboratory was not operational on July 30 and nine laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.
The DOH noted that the nine non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 3.7 percent of samples tested, and 3.6 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.
To date, 62 percent of 3,700 intensive care unit beds, 52 percent of 19,400 isolation beds, 50 percent of 12,600 ward beds, and 41 percent of 2,800 ventilators are utilized by patients with COVID-19 nationwide.
Meanwhile, 57 percent of 1,200 intensive care unit beds, 51 percent of 4,500 isolation beds, 46 percent of 3,700 ward beds, and 41 percent of 1,000 ventilators are in use in the National Capital Region. Philippine News Agency