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NEW COVID-19 infections slid slightly to 14,786 cases today from yesterday’s 15,566 count, according to the Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 2, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,580,173 cases.

The number of recoveries today, however, made a sharp drop to a measly 894 compared to yesterday’s massive 23,483 count, to bring the number of total recoveries from COVID-19 to 2,397,456 cases.

Also, the number of active cases made a sharp rise to 144,061 cases from yesterday’s 130,268 cases. 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 164, much lower compared to yesterday’s 199 death toll, to bring the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 38,656 cases.

Positivity rate today rose slightly to 22.1 percent from yesterday’s 21.3 percent rate, from 68,233 people who were tested.

Majority, or 93.7 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 100 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 73 were recoveries and one is a death.

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

Moreover, 91 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on September 30, 2021 while two 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 two non-reporting laboratories contributed, on average, 0.12 percent of samples tested and 0.05 percent of positive individuals.

The DOH 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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