Active COVID-19 cases in PH exceed 200,000

Published April 17, 2021, 4:54 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country has breached the 200,000-mark after the Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 11,101 new infections on Saturday, April 17.

Department of Health (DOH) (MANILA BULLETIN)
Department of Health (DOH) (MANILA BULLETIN)

The number of new cases has raised the nationwide tally of active infections to 203,710—the country’s highest number of active cases since the pandemic started last year.

Of this figure, 96 percent were exhibiting mild symptoms, 2.9 percent were asymptomatic, 0.4 percent were in critical condition, 0.5 percent have severe symptoms, while 0.29 percent were in moderate condition.

Meanwhile, the DOH said 799 more patients have recovered from the dreaded disease, pushing the total number of recoveries to 706,532.

On the other hand, 72 new deaths related to COVID-19 were also recorded, raising the country’s death count to 15,810.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is now at 926,052.

The Health department said 20 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, eight were recoveries.

“Moreover, 16 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

The DOH said nine testing laboratories were not able to submit their data on time to the COVID-19 Document Repository System on April 16.