DOH logs 1,941 new COVID-19 cases

Published February 6, 2021, 4:48 PM

by Analou de Vera

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,941 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, pushing the nationwide tally to 535,521. 

Passers-by walk in front of a tarpaulin with images of frontliners wearing face mask at Eastwood city in Pasig on Saturday. (Photo by Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)
Passers-by walk in front of a tarpaulin with images of frontliners wearing face mask at Eastwood city in Pasig on Saturday. (Photo by Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

Based on the latest case bulletin, the total number of recoveries nationwide increased to  488,465 after 234 more patients recovered from the disease, however, 52 more deaths were recorded which brought the death count to 11,110. 

The DOH said that the active cases stood at 35,946. Of this figure, 88.4 percent are mild, 6.8 percent are asymptomatic, 2.2 percent are in critical condition, 2.1 percent are severe, while 0.48 percent are in moderate condition.

“Six duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, one was a recovered case. In addition, one case was found to have tested negative and has been removed from the total case count,” the DOH said. 

“Moreover, 42 cases that were previously tagged as recovered were reclassified as deaths after final validation.” it added. 

The Health department also reported that 60 percent of the allocated  intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients are available, while 78 percent of the mechanical ventilators are ready for use.

 
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