THE Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday, November 25, below 1,000 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that brought the total case count to 2,829,618.
In its 4 p.m. Thursday bulletin, the DOH said 975 additional infections were logged, while 193 new deaths and 1,029 new recoveries were also tallied.
The country’s death toll from Covid-19 stood at 47,875, or 1.69 percent of all confirmed cases.
The recoveries climbed to 2,763,947, or 97.7 percent of all people who contracted the virus.
The Philippines now has a total of 17,796 active infections, which means that 0.6 percent of the patients have remained with symptoms of the disease.
More than half or 52.7 percent of these active cases have mild symptoms, 5.4 percent were asymptomatic, 21.49 percent were moderate, 14.4 percent were severe and six percent were critical.
The country’s positivity rate remained at 2.8 percent. This is out of the 38,961 samples tested on November 23.
Despite the decline in the number of cases, the DOH reminded the public not to be complacent, saying it is not a reason to lower the guard down.
“Alalahanin na ang Covid-19 as nasa paligid lang natin, at ibayong pag-iingat, pagsunod sa minimum public health standards, pagtanggap ng bakuna ang ating kailanan upang maligtas natin ang bawat isa mula sa sakit na ito,” the health department said.
(Remember that Covid-19 is still around, thus we need to be careful, follow the minimum public health standards, and get vaccine doses to save us from this disease.)
It also reported that two laboratories were not operational last November 23, while three were not able to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.
These five laboratories contributed an average of 0.3 percent of the samples tested and 0.2 percent of the individuals who tested positive for the virus. (LMY)