DOH reports 1,190 more COVID-19 cases

Published November 17, 2021, 4:18 PM

by Analou de Vera


The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,190 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The case bulletin showed that the active infections nationwide stood at 23,846. Fifty-eight percent of those who are still sick have mild symptoms, 5.2 percent are asymptomatic, five percent are critical, 12 percent are severe, and 19.60 percent are in moderate condition.

COVID-19 related deaths also jumped to 46,117 after 309 more patients were confirmed to have died.

The newly recorded deaths include the “264 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries” but were “reclassified as deaths after final validation.”

The recovery tally, meanwhile, increased to 2,750,531 as 2,759 more patients were able to survive, the DOH said.

A total of 2,820,494 cases were already recorded in the country since the pandemic started last year.

“Thirty-seven duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 33 are recoveries,” the DOH said.

“All labs were operational on November 15, 2021 while one lab was not able to submit its data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS),” she added.