COVID-19 cases number 20,755 at PH, with no fatalities

On Sunday, the daily rise of COVID-19 cases in the nation surpassed 20,000 for the second time, with the Department of Health (DOH) reporting 20,755 new infections.

This represents 21.9 percent of the 74,460 people tested, increasing the number of confirmed illnesses to 2,490,858 since the virus first appeared last year.

No deaths reported

Meanwhile, the death toll has remained at 37,405 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported no additional fatalities due to a second-time technical fault. The Department of Health has not recorded any fatalities for the third day in a row.

“Technical problems in COVIDKaya did not result in any fatalities today. The Department of Information and Communications Technology is presently working to resolve system issues,” the DOH said.

“When the problem is addressed, the subsequent rise in fatalities in subsequent reports will be attributable to backlogs from prior days,” it said.

The total number of recoveries, on the other hand, has risen to 2,292,006 after the inclusion of 37,405 new recoveries.

This brings the overall number of active COVID-19 infections to 161,447, or 6.5 percent of the total number of illnesses.

81.1 percent of those presently infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have mild cases, 13.4 percent are asymptomatic, 3.18 percent have moderate cases, 1.6 percent have severe cases, and 0.7 percent have critical cases.

Two labs were unable to report results

In the total tests performed on September 24, however, two labs could not transmit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System, according to the DOH. These two laboratories account for 0.1 percent of all samples tested and 0.1 percent of all positive people.

In addition, according to the health department, 72 duplicate cases were eliminated from the overall case count, with 63 of them being recoveries.

During the COVID-19 epidemic, the Department of Health stated that 75 percent of ICU beds, 65 percent of isolation beds, 68 percent of ward beds, and 54 percent of ventilators are presently used throughout the nation.

According to the Department of Health, in Metro Manila, occupied ICU beds are at 76 percent, isolation beds are at 55 percent, ward beds are at 64 percent, and 57 percent of available ventilators are being utilized.

 

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