THE Philippines recorded again Tuesday, November 30, the lowest number of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in a day since July 2020 with the Department of Health (DOH) logging 425 additional infections.

This is the lowest daily case count recorded since July 2, 2020 when 294 additional infections were reported.

These new infections brought the country’s total case count to 2,832,734, of which 15,800 are active cases (0.6 percent).

Of the active infections, 47.5 percent have been considered mild, 5.3 percent were asymptomatic, 24.42 percent were moderate, 16 percent were severe and 6.8 percent were critical.

The country’s positivity rate stood at 2.1 percent, based on the 24,442 samples tested last November 28.

The DOH also reported 909 new recoveries that brought the total number of patients who have recovered from the disease to 2,768,389, or 97.7 percent of all confirmed infections.

The death toll continued to increase with 44 new mortalities logged on Tuesday, November 30. The country’s total was already at 48,545 (1.71 percent).

The health department said Tuesday’s numbers do not include output from two laboratories that were not operational and four that failed to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System last November 28.

The six laboratories contributed an average of 0.4 percent of all the samples tested and 0.4 percent of all individuals who tested positive for the virus.

The DOH appealed to the public anew not to be complacent despite the decrease in the country’s Covid-19 cases, saying following the minimum public health standards and getting vaccinated are very important to further lower the infections and end the Covid-19 pandemic. (SunStar Philippines)