THE Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, April 11, 2021, reported over 200 additional mortalities from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and more than 11,000 new infections for the third consecutive day.
There were 201 mortalities on Sunday, exceeding 200 for the third consecutive day, after the 401 and 225 deaths on April 9 and 10, respectively. If the trend continues, the cumulative death toll will breach 15,000 on Monday, April 12.
As of April 11, a total of 14,945 individuals had died from Covid-19 in the Philippines. The case fatality rate has remained at 1.73 percent for three days in a row.
The DOH case bulletin at 4 p.m. Sunday also listed 11,681 new infections, bringing the cumulative case count to 864,868.
The new cases on Sunday were lower than the 12,225 infections on April 9 and the 12,674 cases on April 10.
The DOH also reported a “mass recovery” of 55,204 based on its time-based recovery scheme that declares a patient clinically recovered if without symptoms for at least 14 consecutive days.
The recoveries increased the total to 703,404, or 81.3 percent of the total caseload, and brought the active cases back to the below 150,000 level.
As of April 11, there remained 146,519 active Covid-19 cases in hospitals and isolation facilities nationwide, the DOH case bulletin showed. They constituted 16.9 percent of the total case count.
The daily positivity rate remained high at 20.8 percent, which means that one in five tested for Sars-CoV-2 came out positive. There were 36,988 samples tested as of noon of April 10.
As of April 9, 754 patients were in critical condition and 864 others were severely ill. There were 482 patients with moderate symptoms and 173,821 with mild symptoms while 2,430 did not develop symptoms.
The bulk of the new cases were in the National Capital Region (NCR), or Metro Manila.
In the last 14 days to April 10, NCR had 64,631 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 23,222, Central Luzon with 12,977, Cagayan Valley with 5,803 and Cordillera with 3,301.
Among the cities and provinces, Quezon City still had the highest 14-day running total of new cases as of April 10, with 13,693 infections.
It was followed by Manila with 9,426 cases, Cavite with 8,244, Bulacan with 6,667 and Rizal with 6,006. (Marites Villamor-Ilano / SunStar Philippines)