Philippines reports 11,085 new COVID-19 infections; active cases at 105k

The Department of Health reported 11,085 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, pushing the country’s total case count to 1,776,495.

According to the DOH, the new cases brought the country’s active cases to 105,151, of which 96% are mild, 1% are asymptomatic, 1.3% are severe, and 0.7% are in critical condition.

The total recovery count increased to 1,640,721 after 11,628 more patients defeated the viral disease.

The death toll rose to 30,623 with 161 new fatalities.

The DOH said 265 duplicates were removed from the total case count, while 74 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

The DOH said all laboratories were operational on August 16, while nine laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System.

The DOH added that the relatively low case count was due to lower laboratory output last Monday.

Further, data from the DOH also showed that 68% of the country’s intensive care unit beds are utilized, while 53% of the mechanical ventilators are also in use.

In Metro Manila, 61% of the ICU beds are in use, while 59% of the ventilators are utilized.–LDF, GMA News

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