New 15-week low in daily COVID-19 infections logged by DOH

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THE Department of Health (DOH) logged 3,218 new COVID-19 infections today, substantially lower than yesterday’s 4,393 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 27, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,768,849 cases.

The number of new COVID-19 cases today is the lowest in the past 15 weeks when the DOH recorded 3,604 new cases last July 13, 2021.

Active cases, on the other hand, slid further to 50,152 cases today after registering a 53,642 count yesterday. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, went down to 6,660 after posting a 8,470 total yesterday. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries already reached 2,676,349 cases.

The DOH again noted a sharp increase in COVID-19 fatalities today with 271 deaths compared to yesterday’s 135 to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 42,348.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, dropped further to only 7.6 percent compared to yesterday’s 8.5 percent from 41,049 people who were tested.

Majority, or 80.2 percent of the cases, were mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 41 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 37 were recoveries.

Also, 227 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 25, 2021 while one laboratory was not able to submit its data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the one non-reporting laboratory contributed, on average, 0.06 percent of samples tested and 0.07 percent of positive individuals.

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. It 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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