DOH logs additional 360 Covid cases on Monday; total PHL case count pegged at 2,836,803


A total of 360 additional Covid-19 cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,836,803.There were also 519 recoveries and 61 deaths.

Of the 360 reported cases, 348 (97 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days (November 30 to December 13, 2021).  The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were National Capital Region (65 or 19 percent), Region 4A (32 or 9 percent) and Region 6 (32 or 9 percent).

Due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya, of the 61 deaths, 9 occurred in December 2021 (15 percent), 26 in November 2021 (43 percent), 23 in October 2021 (38 percent), and 3 in September 2021 (5 percent).

“This issue is currently being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure information is up to date,” DOH said.

Of the total number of cases, 0.4 percent (11,083) are active, 97.8 percent (2,775,379) have recovered, and 1.77 percent (50,341) have died.

Two duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, one has been listed as a recovery.

In addition, 147 cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count. Of these, 147 are recoveries.

Moreover, 49 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

Four laboratories were not operational on December 11, 2021, while 5 labs were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the 9 labs contribute, on average, 1.7 percent of samples tested and 0.8 percent of positive individuals.

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