DOH: 3,656 new COVID-19 cases detected

Published October 20, 2021, 4:45 PM

by Analou de Vera


The Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,656 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

It was the lowest number of cases recorded in a single day for three months. The last time that the country reported over 3,000 cases was on July 14 with 3,806 infections then.

Active cases were at 67,061, which is 2.5 percent of the total number of cases which currently stood at 2,735,369.

Based on the latest DOH’s case update, about 77 percent of the active cases have mild symptoms, 8.69 percent are in moderate condition, 6.8 percent are asymptomatic, 4.6 percent have severe symptoms, and two percent are in critical condition.

There were also five more people who lost their lives due to the viral disease. The country’s death toll stood at 40,977 or 1.50 percent of the case tally.

Meanwhile, 228 more patients survived, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,627,331 or 96.1 percent of the case total.

“The low number of reported recoveries and deaths today are due to technical issues with COVIDKaya. Additional recoveries and deaths shall be reflected in the case bulletin in the following days. Rest assured that the DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) is currently addressing these issues,” the DOH said.