Active cases continue to drop as DOH logs only 899 new infections today

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THE Department of Health (DOH) logged only 899 new COVID-19 infections today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 863 count.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,831,177 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, were down slightly to 17,052 cases today from yesterday’s 17,853 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, was at 1,667 from yesterday’s 791 count. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country have reached a total of 2,765,920 cases.

The DOH also logged 188 deaths today, higher than the 142 recorded yesterday to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 48,205.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, was at 2.4 percent based on 37,224 people who were tested.

Around 55.9 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.

A total of seven duplicates were removed from the total case count and these are seven recoveries.

Also, about 102 cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count, of which 101 were recoveries.

However, 156 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Two laboratories were not operational on November 25, 2021 while two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the four laboratories contributed, on average, 0.1 percent of samples tested and 0.1 percent of positive individuals.

The agency continues to remind the public not to become complacent and continue to be vigilant against the threat of COVID-19 and make it a habit to follow the minimum public health standards and to always wear face masks, and also face shields whenever necessary, maintain physical distancing and washing of hands. The DOH also reiterates that the safety of the country is everyone’s responsibility, and that by helping each other, the country will overcome this COVID-19 pandemic.

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