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Phl’s active cases now more than 180k

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The country’s total active Covid-19 cases now stand at 180,293 after the Department of Health recorded 20,745 additional infections on Monday.

Of the active cases, 86 percent are mild, 9.4 percent are asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are severe, and 0.6 percent are in critical condition.

The newly-confirmed cases pushed the total caseload to 2,248,071.

Meanwhile, the country’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 35,307 after 163 new fatalities were recorded.

The total number of patients recovered from respiratory disease rose to 2,032,371 after 22,290 more patients recovered.

Out of the 71,860 individuals who were screened for Covid-19 on 11 September, 26.7 percent turned out positive.

 

Hospitalization rate

The occupied intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 in the National Capital Region remained at 78 percent.

Based on the latest DoH case bulletin, of the 1,400 dedicated ICU beds in NCR, 1,091 are currently occupied.

The NCR also maintained 65 percent of isolation beds and 72 percent of ward beds.

Meanwhile, the mechanical ventilators in use stood at 61 percent.

Comparing the data from 12 and 13 September, the country’s occupied ICU beds for Covid-19 decreased from 77 percent to 74 percent.

However, the occupied isolation beds slightly increased from 68 percent to 69 percent, while the mechanical ventilators in use remained at 57 percent.

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