THE Department of Health (DOH) tallied 22,366 new COVID-19 infections today, another record high single-day COVID-19 infection according to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, August 30, 2021.
With the additional cases today, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country is now at 1,976,202, inching much closer to the 2-million mark.
Also, the number of active cases continue to increase with 148,594, much higher than yesterday’s 143,221 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
Also, 222 COVID-19 deaths were registered today, more than double yesterday’s 101 total. This brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities today to 33,330.
The DOH also logged 16,864 new recoveries from COVID-19 today, slightly lower than the 17,922 recoveries posted yesterday.
Total recoveries is also approaching the 2 million range with 1,794,278 individuals listed to have recovered from the disease.
Positivity rate slid lower to 27.5 percent from yesterday’s 27.9 rate, with 65,237 people who were tested.
Majority, or 97.4 percent of the cases, are mild and asymptomatic.
A total of 187 duplicates were removed from the total case count, of which 174 were recoveries.
Also, 105 cases tagged earlier as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.
All laboratories were operational on August 27, 2021 while two 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 two non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.1 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. The DOH 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.