THE Department of Health (DOH) recorded 4,008 new COVID-19 infections today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 4,043 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 30, 2021.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,783,896 cases.
Active cases, on the other hand, went down again to 47,690 cases today after registering a 50,630 count yesterday. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, registered 6,887 new recoveries after posting only 3,224 recoveries yesterday. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries hover near the 2.7 million count with 2,693,162 cases.
The DOH noted that after experiencing a sharp drop in COVID-19 fatalities yesterday with only 44 deaths, a total of 423 deaths were recorded today to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 43,044.
Positivity rate today, meanwhile, dropped to 7.8 percent from yesterday’s 8.6 percent based on 50,776 people who were tested.
Around 79.5 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.
A total of 54 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 44 were recoveries.
Also, one case was found to have tested negative and has been removed from the total case count.
There were also 373 cases that were tagged earlier as recoveries but were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.
All laboratories were operational on October 28, 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, 0.1 percent of samples tested and 0.08 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.