Another record-high with 28,707 new COVID-19 cases logged today

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THE Department of Health (DOH) logged 28,707 new COVID-19 infections today from yesterday’s 26,458 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, January 9, 2022.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country is now at 2,965,447 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, shot up again with 128,114 recorded today compared to yesterday’s 102,017 cases. Active cases are patients undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, rose further to 2,579 cases from yesterday’s 1,656 count. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country inch closer to 2.8 million with a total of 2,785,183 cases.

COVID-19 fatalities, however, dropped to a low of 15 from yesterday’s high of 265 to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 52,150.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, posted another record high with 44.0 percent from yesterday’s 43.7 percent with 77,479 people tested.

Also, 96.4 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.

A total of 135 duplicates were removed from the total case count, with 116 counted as recoveries.

There were also three cases tagged earlier as recoveries but were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

All laboratories were operational on January 7, 2022, but 14 laboratories failed to submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the 14 laboratories contribute, on average, 5.1 percent of samples tested and 5.7 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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