D.O.H. posts low Covid cases for 2nd day, but warns vs. backsliding


FOR two consecutive days, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded a low number of Covid-19 cases after posing 1,766 additional infections on Thursday. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 2,795,642.

There were also 2,591 recoveries and 239 deaths.

However, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, in a forum on Wednesday, reminded the public not be complacent in order to achieve a “merrier, lively, and meaningful Christmas.”

que urged the public not to “put our guard down” and strictly
adhere to the minimum public health standards.

The DOH said that of the total number of cases, 1.3 percent (37,159) are active, 97.1 percent (2,714,658) have recovered, and 1.57 percent (43,825) have died.

Twenty-two duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 17 are recoveries.

Moreover, 214 cases previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on November 2, 2021 but two laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the two non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.1 percent of samples tested and 0.1 percent of positive individuals.

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