Record high: 72K more individuals recover from COVID-19

Published April 18, 2021, 4:58 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

More than 72,000 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health reported on Sunday, April 18.

(Keith Bacongco / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

The case bulletin of the DOH showed 72,607 new recoveries, a new record high.

The previous record high was 55,204 recoveries last April 11.

This brought the total number of recoveries to 779,084. 

The total number of COVID cases also rose to 936,133 with the addition of 10,098 new cases.

The Health department also reported 150 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 15,960.

Of the 141,089 active cases, the DOH said, 96.7 percent were mild cases, 1.7 percent were asymptomatic, 0.5 percent were critical, 0.7 percent were severe, and 0.43 percent were moderate.

The DOH said 17 duplicates were removed from the total case count saying seven were recoveries.

“Moreover, 48 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.

Seven labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS) on April 17, 2021, the DOH said.

 
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