DOH logs 37k new COVID cases
January 14, 2022 - Friday 8:01 PM by Anne Vicente
On Friday, January 14, the Department of Health reported another all-time high daily coronavirus infection in the Philippines.
The recorded cases, 37,207, are the new highest daily cases; 9, 027 patients recovered, while 81 died. DOH added that of the 37,207 reported cases today, 36,577 (98%) occurred within the recent 14 days (January 1 - January 14, 2022).
The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were NCR (16,824 or 46%), Region 4-A (8,580 or 23%), and Region 3 (4,052 or 11%).
DOH also added that it removed 104 duplicates from the total case count. Of these, 67 are recoveries, and 2 are deaths. Moreover, 58 previously tagged as recoveries cases were reclassified as deaths after final validation.
Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles also updated the public on the health system capacity in the entire country.
He said that as of January 13, 2022, the Total Beds Utilization in the Philippines is 47.15%, while ICU Beds Utilization in the country during the same period is 46.11%.
Total Beds Utilization in the National Capital Region, as of January 13, 2022, is 60.03%, while ICU Beds Utilization during the same period is 55.00%.
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