DOH reports below 7K new COVID-19 cases

Published October 17, 2021, 4:07 PM

by Analou de Vera


The Philippines logged 6,913 more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Sunday, Oct. 17, bringing the country’s running tally to 2,720,368, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.

Based on the latest case bulletin, three percent or 81,641 of the total case count remained active or those who are still recuperating.

Eighty-two percent of the active cases have mild symptoms, 5.5 percent were asymptomatic, 7.13 percent were in moderate condition, 3.8 percent were suffering from severe symptoms, while 1.6 percent were in critical condition.

The death toll also jumped to 40,675 after 95 more people lost their lives. The case fatality rate stood at 1.50 percent.

Meanwhile, 10,237 more patients survived, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,598,052 or 95.5 percent of the case total.

The public were reminded to still practice wearing of face masks and face shields, physical distancing, frequent handwashing, among others, said DOH-National Capital Region (NCR) Center for Health Development Director Dr. Gloria Balboa.

“Huwag kalimutan iyon. Ito yung indibidwal na pwedeng magawa. Napakasimple but it means a lot kasi malaki ang magagawa na mabigyan ng proteksyon hindi lang para sa’yo kung hindi para din sa nakakahalubilo mo (Don’t forget that. This is what we can do individually. It’s very simple but it means a lot because this can provide protection not only for you but also for those with whom we interact),” she said.