COVID-19 cases in PH rise to 106,330

Published August 3, 2020, 4:58 PM

by Betheena Kae Unite

Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country continue to grow as 3,226 new cases were confirmed Monday, August 3, bringing the nationwide tally to 106,330.

There were also a total of 275 new recovered patients, taking the recoveries count to 65,821 while 46 new fatalities were recorded, making the death toll to 2,104.

According to the Department of Health, the new confirmed cases were reported based on the total tests done by 66 out of 94 current operational laboratories in the country.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 2,543 or 79 percent of them occurred within the recent 14 days (July 21 to August 3).

Most of the cases were from the National Capital Region with 1,267 or 50 percent, Region 4A with 445 or 17 percent and Region 7 with 353 or 14 percent.

Moreover, of the 46 deaths, 37 or 80 percent happened in July, six or 13 percent took place in June, while the rest were traced back in May and March. The new reported deaths were from Region 7, National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Region 3, Region 4A, and Region 6.

“There were 81 duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, 10 recovered cases have been removed,” the DOH reported. 

“We have updated the outcomes of two cases. One was previously reported as death but updated as recovered and one case was previously reported as recovered but updated as death after final validation; these are already included in the count of new deaths and recoveries,” it added.

Meanwhile, 55 percent of the total intensive care unit (ICU) beds dedicated for COVID-19 cases are occupied as of August 3 while 52 percent of isolation, 54 percent of ward beds, and 31 percent ventilators are being utilized nationwide.

In the National Capital Region, 77 percent of ICU beds, 79 percent of isolation beds, 85 percent of ward beds, and 50 percent of ventilators were occupied as of August 2.

In Central Visayas, 37 percent of ICU beds, 48 percent of isolation beds, 36 percent of ward beds, and 30 percent of ventilators were occupied as of August 2.