PH logs 543 cases of COVID-19; active cases down to 13,548 | Inquirer News

PH logs 543 cases of COVID-19; active cases down to 13,548

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 04:38 PM December 06, 2021
PH logs 543 cases of COVID-19; active cases down to 13,548

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 543 newly reported COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 830 more recovered cases, bringing the total active cases down to 13,548.

Counting the latest cases marks the 13th consecutive day that the country has recorded fewer than 1,000 cases, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 2,835,154 and the number of recoveries to 2,772,107.

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Meanwhile, the positivity rate is at 1.7 percent out of the 32,634 tests conducted.

Of the 13,548 individuals still afflicted with the deadly virus, 48.8 percent suffer mild or asymptomatic cases. Specifically,  5,545 individuals suffer mild cases, 1,063 asymptomatic, 3,898 moderate, 2,366 severe, and 676 critical.

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The DOH also recorded 113 new deaths, increasing the death toll to 49,499.

Meanwhile, DOH said that two laboratories were not operational, while five labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System on the tests conducted on Dec. 4. These seven labs contribute, on average, 0.1 percent of samples tested and 0.4 percent of positive individuals.

The health agency also said that it removed 12 duplicates from the total case count — of which 10 were recoveries.

“In addition, 152 cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count. Of these, 147 are recoveries,” said the DOH.

“Moreover, 102 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it added.

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