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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 10,019 new COVID-19 infections today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 9,868 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 7, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,632,881 cases.

Also, recoveries today went up again to reach 7,425 compared to yesterday’s low of only 133 recoveries, to bring the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 2,478,616 cases.

Also, the number of active cases went up to 115,328 cases from yesterday’s 112,807 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The bulletin also reported 109 deaths today to bring the total COVID-19 fatalities near the 40 thousand mark with 38,937 deaths.

Positivity rate today also slid slightly to 18.1 percent compared to 18.2 percent yesterday, from 56,418 people who were tested.

Majority, or 90.8 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 55 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 35 were recoveries.

Also, 56 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 5, 2021 while four 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 four non-reporting laboratories contributed, on average, 0.3 percent of samples tested and 0.4 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH said it will be reporting additional deaths tomorrow in a separate advisory to reflect numbers not included in the previous case bulletins due to technical issues encountered with COVIDKaya.

Moreover, the agency 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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