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NEW COVID-19 infections today hit 13,273 cases from yesterday’s 14,786, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 3, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,593,399 cases.

After an unbelievably low number yesterday, the number of recoveries today recorded a massive 45,249 count compared to yesterday’s low of 894, to bring the number of total recoveries from COVID-19 to 2,442,623 cases.

Also, the number of active cases made a very sharp drop to 112,008 cases from yesterday’s high of 144,061. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Also, the number of people who succumbed to COVID-19 today went down to 112, much lower compared to yesterday’s 164 death toll, to bring the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 38,768 cases.

Positivity rate today also went down to 20.2 percent from yesterday’s 22.1 percent rate, from 64,747 people who were tested.

Majority, or 91.9 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 47 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 35 were recoveries.

Also, 91 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Moreover, 47 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 1, 2021 while three laboratories were not able to submit its data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the three non-reporting laboratories contributed, on average, 0.6 percent of samples tested and 0.7 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH said it is in constant coordination with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to resolve technical issues with COVIDKaya. The agency said it will again issue necessary public advisories should there be delays in the issuance of the case bulletin in the next days.

The DOH also continues to remind the public to ensure their safety and to strictly observe safety protocols and to have themselves vaccinated as soon as possible. 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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