MANILA, Philippines – Another 130 patients who had COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients who have died to 38,294 on Thursday, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
The total of the deaths now accounts for 1.50 percent of the total 2.54 million confirmed cases in the country.
Meanwhile, of the total confirmed cases, 138,294 remain active, including 2 percent severe and 0.9 percent critical cases with a higher risk of death. The majority or 77.7 percent are mild cases, 15.8 percent are asymptomatic and 3.72 percent are moderate cases.
During the hospital stay, the DOH said that currently 74 percent of the beds in the intensive care unit, 62 percent of the isolation beds, 66 percent of the beds on the ward and 54 percent of the ventilators are used.
The department previously found that the percentage of deaths among COVID-19 patients in the country this year, despite a tripling of cases compared to 2020 has declined as the country ramps up vaccination. According to the DOH, the death rate from COVID-19 in 2021 was 1.47 percent compared to 2.47 percent in 2020.
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