New COVID-19 infections up slightly with 4,043 cases — DOH

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THE Department of Health (DOH) recorded 4,043 new COVID-19 infections today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 3,694 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, October 29, 2021.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,779,943 cases.

Active cases, on the other hand, went up slightly to 50,630 cases today after registering a 49,835 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 3,224 after posting 3,924 recoveries yesterday. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries already reached 2,686,692 cases.

The DOH noted that COVID-19 fatalities experienced a sharp drop with only 44 deaths, compared to yesterday’s 227 to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 42,621.

Positivity rate today, meanwhile, remained at 8.6 percent from 52,064 people who were tested.

Majority, or 80.6 percent of the cases, were mild and asymptomatic.

A total of 30 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 28 were recoveries.

All laboratories were operational and were able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

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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