PH COVID-19 tally rises by over 3K

Published October 27, 2021, 4:04 PM

by Analou de Vera


Another 3,218 people contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID) nationwide, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Based on the latest case bulletin, the number of active cases across the country was at 50,152 or 1.8 percent of the running case tally which stood at 2,768,849.

Of the active cases, 73.4 percent were experiencing mild symptoms, 11.02 percent were in moderate condition, 6.8 percent were asymptomatic, 6.2 percent were severe, and 2.6 percent were in critical condition.

Recovery tally increased to 2,676,349 or 96.7 percent of the COVID-19 total after 6,660 more patients were able to recuperate.

The death toll also rose to 42,348 or 1.53 percent of the case total as the DOH reported 271 more fatalities.

The public were advised to avoid mass gathering especially during the celebration of Christmas.

“When we have this Christmas season, ang talagang tradition natin iyong mga (our tradition really is to have) gatherings. So, on that note, still warn the public na kung magga-gathering tayo (that if they will gather), we need to protect our vulnerable population,” said Dr. Rontgene Solante, head of San Lazaro Hospital’s Adult Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine Unit.

“As much as possible if we can make the gathering only for a very few people and fully vaccinated—- and protect the vulnerable as much as possible,” he added.

Solante reminded the public that “gathering and close contact are two important factors why there is an increased transmission of the virus.”