PH logs 425 more COVID-19 cases, lowest since July 2020

Published November 30, 2021, 4:24 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The Department of Health (DOH) once again recorded a low number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Shoppers flock along Ylaya in Divisoria Market on Oct. 17, 2021 as the Metro Manila eases to Alert Level 3 for COVID-19. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)

According to records, Monday’s figures is the lowest single-day count since July 2, 2020 wherein only 294 cases were recorded. The new number of cases brings the country’s tally since the onset of the pandemic to 2,832,734.

Meanwhile, active infections continue to decline and stood at 15,800 which accounts for 0.6 percent of the overall case count.

Of the active cases recorded, 47.5 percent were mild, 24.42 percent were moderate, 16 percent were severe, 6.8 percent were critical while 5.3 percent were asymptomatic.

A total of 909 have recovered bringing total recoveries to 2,768,389 accounting for 97.7 percent of the total cases while 44 have died bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 48,545 which accounts for 1.71 percent of the total cases.

Dr. Althea de Guzman, medical specialist at the DOH Epidemiology Bureau said the decline in COVID-19 cases is real since it coincides also with a very low hospital utilization rate.

The Philippines remains under low-risk case classification as it was able to maintain a negative two week growth rate at negative 45 and an average daily attack rate (ADAR) of 1.02 per 100,000 population.

“‘Kapag ang ADAR na ‘to ay bumaba na to under 1 from a low risk classification tayo ay bababa na rin to minimal case classification,” De Guzman explained.