THE Department of Health (DOH) logged 3,694 new COVID-19 infections today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 3,218 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 28, 2021.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,772,491 cases.
Active cases, on the other hand, continued to drop as it slid slightly to 49,835 cases today after registering a 50,152 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 3,924 after posting 6,660 recoveries yesterday. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries already reached 2,680,081 cases.
The DOH again noted that COVID-19 fatalities today remained high with 227 deaths, though lower than yesterday’s 271 to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 42,575.
Positivity rate today, meanwhile, went one rung up at 8.6 percent compared to yesterday’s 7.6 percent from 50,755 people who were tested.
Majority, or 80.2 percent of the cases, were mild and asymptomatic.
A total of 52 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 34 were recoveries.
Also, 158 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.
All laboratories were operational on October 26, 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, 0.2 percent of samples tested and 0.1 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.