DOH reports 4,393 new COVID-19 cases

Published October 26, 2021, 4:09 PM

by Analou de Vera


The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, Oct. 26, announced 4,393 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases nationwide.

The current tally of active COVID-19 cases in the Philippines was at 53,642 or 1.9 percent of the total number of confirmed cases since last year which stood at 2,765,672.

About 74.8 percent of those who are still sick are experiencing mild symptoms, 10.37 percent are in moderate condition, 6.7 percent are asymptomatic, 5.8 percent are severe, and 2.4 percent are in critical condition.

There were also 8,470 new recoveries and 135 more deaths. The country’s total number of survivors went up to 2,669,953 while the death toll increased to 42,077.

“Twenty-eight duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 22 are recoveries. Moreover, 97 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said.

“All labs were operational on Oct. 24, 2021 while five labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS). Based on data in the last 14 days, the five non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 0.2 percent of samples tested and 0.3 percent of positive individuals,” it added.