DOH logs lowest number of COVID-19 infections with only 425 new cases

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THE Department of Health (DOH) today logged only 425 new COVID-19 infections today, the lowest for the year, compared to yesterday’s 665 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, November 30, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,832,734 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, were down slightly to 15,800 cases today from yesterday’s 16,289 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, was at 909 compared to yesterday’s 993 count. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country have reached a total of 2,768,389 cases.

The DOH also logged 44 deaths today, lower than the 141 recorded yesterday to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 48,545.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, was at 2.1 percent based on 24,442 people who were tested.

Around 52.7 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.

A total of 3 duplicates were removed from the total case count and of these, 2 were recoveries.

Also, about 63 cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count. These 63 were recoveries.

However, 40 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

Two laboratories were not operational on November 28, 2021 while four 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 six laboratories contributed, on average, 0.4 percent of samples tested and 0.4 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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