DOH reports over 1,400 new COVID-19 cases

Published November 19, 2021, 4:02 PM

by Analou de Vera

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The Department of Health (DOH) reported more than 1,400 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while active infections still remain below 25,000 on Friday, Nov. 19.

The DOH said 1,485 fresh cases were detected. The active infections or those who are still recuperating stood at 23,200.

Of the active cases, 59.6 percent have mild symptoms, 3.8 percent are asymptomatic, 19.56 percent have moderate symptoms, 12 percent are severe cases, and 5.1 percent are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the DOH also reported 1,393 new recoveries and 277 more deaths.

There are now a total of 2,753,312 patients who have survived and 46,698 deaths related to COVID-19.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Philippines is still at low-risk classification for COVID-19.

“As of Nov. 17, the National Capital Region and the whole Pilipinas are both low-risk and minimal case classification. The health system capacity remains under low-risk for both the National Capital Region and the Philippines,” said Vergeire on Friday.

“Lahat po ng regions ay nagsho-show ng (All regions are showing a) negative two-week growth rate and they are showing a decreasing average daily attack rate,” she added.