New Covid cases hit above 5,000


The Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday there were 5,279 additional Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,756,923.

There were also 7,312 recoveries and 208 deaths.

Of the total number of cases, 2.2 percent (60,957) are active, 96.3 percent (2,654,173) have recovered, and 1.52 percent (41,793) have died.

Twenty-three duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 16 are recoveries.

Moreover, 154 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 22, 2021 but 2 labs were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the 2 non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.3 percent of samples tested and 0.8 percent of positive individuals.

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