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Phl COVID recovery rate now at 90.1 percent




SOCIAL distancing and wearing masks and face shields are being credited for lowering the rate of COVID-19 infections in the Philippines. AFP Photo

The Department of Health (DoH) announced on Saturday a 90.1-percent recovery rate from the coronavirus disease among Filipinos, with the total number of recoveries in the country now at 375,548 after recording 328 newly reported recoveries.

The DoH said there were also 1,791 new Covid-19 cases, bringing to 33,224 or eight percent the total number of confirmed Covid-19 active cases. Of the total active cases, the DoH registered Tarlac among the provinces and cities with the highest number of recorded Covid-19 with 211 new cases.

This was followed by Davao City with 115 news cases, Laguna with 73, Cavite with 69, and Negros Occidental with 65. However, the DoH said 93.2 percent of active Covid-19 cases in the country are considered mild and asymptomatic. Critical cases are at 4.3 percent, where 2.3 percent are considered severe and 0.20 percent are moderate.

The DoH also recorded 55 new deaths, bringing the total COVID-19 fatalities at 8,080 or 1.94 percent. Availability of facilities for Covid-19 patients went up to 57 percent of ICU beds in the country due to the decreasing number of active cases. Isolation beds have 61-percent availability, ward beds have a 70-percent availability rate while 81 percent of ventilators are available.