New COVID-19 infections down to 4,405 today

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THE Department of Health (DOH) logged 4,405 new COVID-19 infections today, which is lower than yesterday’s 5,279 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 25, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,761,307 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, went down again to 57,763 cases today after registering a 60,957 count yesterday. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, rose slightly to 7,561 after posting 7,312 yesterday to bring the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 2,661,602 cases.

The DOH again reported a drop in COVID-19 fatalities today with 149 deaths compared to yesterday’s 208 to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 41,942.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, dropped further for a single-digit output at 9 percent, lower than yesterday’s 10.3 percent from 47,731 people who were tested.

Majority, or 82.7 percent of the cases, were mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 21 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 14 were recoveries.

Also, 118 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 23, 2021 while five 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 non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.6 percent of samples tested and 1.0 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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