THE Department of Health (DOH) recorded Friday, October 22, close to 6,000 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that brought the country’s total caseload to 2,745,889.
Data from the DOH showed that as of 4 p.m. Friday, 5,823 fresh infections were reported, along with 283 new deaths and 4,748 additional recoveries.
The positivity rate of the country was at 11.6 percent out of the 58,273 tests conducted last October 20.
The DOH said there are now a total of 41,520 deaths due to Covid-19, with the additional 283 mortalities reported Friday.
The case fatality rate stood at 1.51 percent.
The recoveries, meanwhile, climbed to 2,637,531 with 4,748 more people recovering from the disease.
This means that 96.1 percent of the Covid-19 patients in the Philippines have been able to recover.
Less the deaths and recoveries, the country has 66,838 active infections.
The active cases account for 2.4 percent of the cases, said the DOH.
Majority or 79.1 percent of the active cases were considered mild, 8.3 percent were moderate cases, 6.1 percent were asymptomatic, 4.6 percent were severe and 1.9 percent were critical.
The health department said all the laboratories were operational last October 20, but two failed to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
The DOH reminded the public anew to observe the minimum health protocols to help the government fight the Covid-19 pandemic. (HDT/LMY/SunStar Philippines)