The Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,405 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, Oct. 25.
The more than 4,000 additional new cases brought the country’s total to 2,761,307.
The Health department also reported 7,561 new recoveries and 149 new deaths.
Total recoveries rose to 2,661,602 while total deaths climbed to 41,942.
According to DOH, 21 duplicates were removed from the total case count as 14 of these were recoveries.
“Moreover, 118 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” it said.
The DOH said all labs were operational on Oct. 23, 2021 while five labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).
It added that based on data in the last 14 days, the five non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.6 percent of samples tested and 1.0 percent of positive individuals.
Meanwhile, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has called on national agencies and local government units to implement the safety protocols.
She issued the call after thousands of people visited the dolomite beach at the Manila Bay over the weekend.
“We call on all national agencies, local governments that whatever were discussed in the IATF-EID, whatever safety protocols we are implementing, it is for the good of the population and public health. Therefore, we need to implement them,” Vergeire said.
She also urged the public to help prevent an increase in cases by complying with the health protocols.
“We opened up, and we were expecting that people will comply with the standards for health, to safety protocols,” Vergeire said.
“But if it will be like this, we will just go back to stricter restrictions, which we all don’t want. So let us help one another,” she added.