THE Department of Health (DOH) recorded for the third consecutive day over 30,000 people in the country who have recovered from coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In its 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, case bulletin, the DOH said 34,892 recoveries were added to the tally, bringing the total to 2,933,338.

The DOH on Monday, January 17, announced 33,940 recoveries, while on Sunday, January 16, it logged 30,037 Covid-19 survivors.

It noted though that while more people have survived the disease, 28,471 more cases have been added to the tally, raising the country's total caseload to 3,270,758.

Of the newly reported cases, 97 percent or 27,735 occurred within the recent 14 days, said the health department.

Metro Manila remained the region with the highest infections in the recent two weeks, with 9,887 cases, followed by Calabarzon with 6,671 cases and Central Luzon with 2,970 cases.

The DOH also reported that of the confirmed cases in the Philippines, 284,458 (8.7 percent) have remained active.

It said 8,930 of the active infections have been considered asymptomatic, 270,784 were mild, 2,957 were moderate, 1,484 severe and 303 critical.

The health department also logged 34 additional mortalities that raised the death toll to 52,962 or 1.62 percent.

The country's positivity rate remained high at 43.4 percent, based on the 51,738 samples tested last January 16.

At least five laboratories were not able to submit data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System of the DOH last January 16, and these laboratories contributed more or less 1.7 percent of all samples tested and 2.1 percent of individuals who tested positive in the last 14 days.

The DOH said earlier that the country remained at critical risk for Covid-19. (LMY)