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Phl Logs 26,303 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Tally In A Day Since The Pandemic

Phl Logs 26,303 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Tally In A Day Since The Pandemic

The Philippines recorded 26,303 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Sept. 11, the highest tally in a day since the pandemic began last year.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed the figure pushed the number of active cases to 185,706, representing to 8.4% of overall infections.

Active cases pertain to COVID-19 patients who have not yet recovered from the virus.

Data also showed the overall number of COVID-19 cases documented had already reached 2,206,021.

According to the DOH, the technical issues that the reporting system had in the past days were already resolved by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

However, there are still data from COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS) that are not yet included in the COVIDKaya system and “remain unavailable for extraction.”

“This has led to some delays in inclusion of new data for cases, deaths, and recoveries. The DICT is continuing their investigation,” the DOH noted.

The agency added pending the full resolution of this issue, there may be “some delays in the inclusion of some data in our topline numbers in the coming days.”

“But we are managing this by generating data from CDRS and submitted line lists by our disease reporting units,” the DOH maintained.

Based on the DOH’s case bulletin, 79 COVID-19 patients died, bringing the number of fatalities to 34,978.

On the other hand, 16,013 have recovered, raising the number of recoveries to 1,985,337.

HCUR

Nationwide, the healthcare utilization rate (HCUR) ranged from 56% to 76%.

The bulletin showed that of the 4,200 intensive care unit or ICU beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients, 76% are already occupied.

On the other hand, 73% of the 15,800 ward beds are occupied while 68% of the 20,800 isolation beds are being utilized.

Of the 3,400 ventilators, 56% are already in use.

In Metro Manila, the HCUR ranged from 61% to 77%.

Based on data, there were 1,400 ICU beds in hospitals in the region but 77% of them are no longer vacant.

Of the 4,400 ward beds, 73% are in use while 64% of the 4,600 isolation beds are utilized.

And of the 1,200 ventilators, 61% are already in use.