DOH reports over 15K new COVID-19 cases

Published October 1, 2021, 3:55 PM

by Analou de Vera


The country recorded 15,566 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Friday, Oct. 1, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

The new cases pushed the nationwide tally to 2,565,487, based on the latest case bulletin.

Around 5.1 percent of the case total or 130,268 are active infections. Seventy-seven percent have mild symptoms, 15 percent are asymptomatic, 3.97 percent are in moderate condition, 2.1 percent have severe symptoms, and 0.9 percent are in critical condition.

The DOH noted that “the number of severe and critical cases, as with the asymptomatic, mild, and moderate, also rise as the number of COVID-19 cases increased.”

The death toll increased by 199 to 38,493 which is 1.50 percent of the country’s COVID-19 total.

Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients jumped to 2,396,726 or 93.4 percent of the case total with 23,483 new survivors.

The DOH also urged local government units to ramp up their “active case finding and conduct risk-based testing to lower COVID-19 cases.”

“Likewise, we continuously remind the public to immediately isolate should symptoms manifest or with known exposure and immediately coordinate with the barangay health emergency response team to facilitate testing and quarantine,” it added.