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THE Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 10,670 new COVID-19 infections today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 10,019 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 8, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,643,494 cases.

Also, recoveries today went up slightly to 7,691 from yesterday’s 7,425 recoveries to bring the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 2,486,059 cases.

Also, the number of active cases rose to 118,203 cases from yesterday’s 115,328 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

The bulletin also reported 191 deaths today from yesterday’s 109 count to bring the total COVID-19 fatalities near the 40 thousand mark with 39,232 deaths.

Positivity rate today also slid to 16.9 percent compared to 18.1 percent yesterday, from 58,583 people who were tested.

Majority, or 91.1 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 57 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 42 were recoveries.

Also, 128 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 6, 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, 0.3 percent of samples tested and 0.4 percent of positive individuals.

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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