THE Department of Health (DOH) logged only 975 new COVID-19 infections today, a bit higher than yesterday’s 890, and the second day that the country posted less than 1,000 new infections, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, November 25, 2021.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,829,618 cases.
Active cases, on the other hand, were down to 17,796 cases today, slightly lower than yesterday’s 17,864 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, went down to 1,029 from yesterday’s 1,710 count. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country have reached a total of 2,763,947 cases.
The DOH also logged 193 deaths today, slightly lower than the 200 recorded yesterday to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 47,875.
Positivity rate today, meanwhile, was at 2.8 percent based on 38,961 people who were tested.
Around 58.1 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.
A total of 17 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 15 were recoveries.
However, 181 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.
Two laboratories were not operational on November 23, 2021 while three 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 five laboratories contributed, on average, 0.3 percent of samples tested and 0.2 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.