FOR the fifth straight day, the number of new COVID-19 infections remained below the 1k level.
This, as the Department of Health (DOH) logged only 838 new COVID-19 infections compared to yesterday’s 899 count, according to the DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued today, November 28, 2021.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,831,807 cases.
Active cases, on the other hand, were down slightly to 16,630 cases today from yesterday’s 17,052 count. Active cases or patients are those undergoing treatment in government hospitals and temporary quarantine facilities.
Recoveries from COVID-19 today, meanwhile, was at 1,217 compared to yesterday’s 1,667 count. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in the country have reached a total of 2,766,816 cases.
The DOH also logged 156 deaths today, lower than the 188 recorded yesterday to bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 48,361.
Positivity rate today, meanwhile, remained at 2.4 percent based on 34,241 people who were tested.
Around 54.9 percent of the cases were mild and asymptomatic, the DOH bulletin noted.
A total of 13 duplicates were removed from the total case count and of these, 12 were recoveries.
Also, about 195 cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count, of which 192 were recoveries.
However, 117 cases earlier tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths upon final validation.
Two laboratories were not operational on November 26, 2021 while all laboratories were able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the two laboratories contributed, on average, 0.003 percent of samples tested and zero percent of positive individuals.
The agency continues to remind the public not to become complacent and continue to be vigilant against the threat of COVID-19 and make it a habit to follow the minimum public health standards and to always wear face masks, and also face shields whenever necessary, maintain physical distancing and washing of hands. 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.