New COVID-19 infections go up slightly after two days at 1k level

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THE Department of Health (DOH) recorded 2,376 new COVID-19 infections, higher than yesterday’s 1,766 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, November 5, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,797,986 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, inched up slightly 37,377 cases today after registering a 37,159 count yesterday. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.

Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, registered a slight downward tick with 2,109 new recoveries compared to yesterday’s 2,591 recoveries. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country have reached a total of 2,716,524 cases.

The DOH also recorded a high of 260 COVID-19 fatalities today compared to yesterday’s 239 deaths to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 44,085.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, decreased slightly to 6.5 percent from yesterday’s 6.6 percent based on 44,182 people who were tested.

Around 74.4 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.

A total of 32 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 24 were recoveries.

There were also 219 cases that were tagged earlier as recoveries but were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.

All laboratories were operational on November 3, 2021 while four 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 four non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 1.4 percent of samples tested and 0.9 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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