DOH logs 32,246 new COVID-19 cases today; active cases surpass 200-k mark

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THE Department of Health (DOH) logged 32,246 new COVID-19 infections today compared to yesterday’s 28,007 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, January 12, 2022.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country is now at 3,058,634 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, breached the 200-k mark with 208,164 today compared to yesterday’s 181,016 cases. Active cases are patients undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, rose further to 5,063 cases from yesterday’s 4,471 count. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country inch closer to 3 million with a total of 2,797,816 cases.

COVID-19 fatalities, however, dipped to 144 from yesterday’s 219 to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 52,654.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, was at 45.7 percent from yesterday’s 44.5 percent with 63,903 people tested.

Also, 97.8 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.

A total of 85 duplicates were removed from the total case count, with 68 counted as recoveries and one is a death.

There were also 125 cases tagged earlier as recoveries but were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

All laboratories were operational on January 10, 2022, but 11 laboratories failed to submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the 11 laboratories contribute, on average, 3.3 percent of samples tested and 4.5 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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