PH reports 5,823 new COVID-19 cases

Published October 22, 2021, 3:57 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

A medical worker administer a COVID-19 vaccine to a minor at the Las Pinas District Hospital during the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination for minors in Metro Manila on Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)

The Philippines has detected 5,823 additional cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, Oct. 22, pushing the nationwide case load to 2,745,889.

The new infections brought the number of active cases to 66,838 or 2.4 percent of the country’s total case tally, based on the latest case bulletin issued by the Department of Health (DOH).

Of the active cases, 79.1 percent are experiencing mild symptoms, 6.1 percent are asymptomatic, 1.9 percent are critical, 4.6 percent are severe, and 8.33 percent are in moderate condition.

Moreover, the Health department reported an additional 4,748 fresh recoveries, raising the number recovered cases to 2,637,531 or 96.1 percent of the total infections.

On the other hand, the death toll also increased to 41,520 or 1.51 percent of the COVID-19 case count after 283 more people died due to the viral illness.

The DOH said 45 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 36 are recoveries.

Moreover, 220 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All labs were operational on Oct. 20, the DOH said, while two labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).