Lowest since January 6: PH logs 17,382 COVID-19 cases, says DOH

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Saturday reported 17,382 cases — which is the lowest daily infections since January 6 — to bring the caseload to 3,528,796, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.

Saturday’s caseload is lowest since January 6 when 17,220 cases were reported.

Of the total caseload, 213,587 or 6.1 percent are still tagged as “active cases” but most of them either have mild or no symptoms at 97.7 percent.

Of the 17,382 reported cases on Saturday, 13,298 or 77 percent occurred within the recent 14 days or from January 16 – January 29.

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks from Metro Manila (1,520 or 11 percent), Region 4-A (1,426 or 11 percent) and Region 11 (1,331 or 10 percent).

There are also 35,382 new recoveries to bring the total number of COVID-19 survivors to 3,528,796.

The total number of deaths is now at 53,871 after 70 new mortalities were logged.

The current positivity rate is now at 33.3 percent out of 56,447 tests.

Meanwhile, the global COVID-19 caseload is now at 370.2 million, including 5.6 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University Case Tracker.

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