The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday logged 4,496 additional infections, bringing the total number of Covid -19 cases in the country to 2,731,735.

The last time that the DOH recorded over 4,000 cases was on July 28, 2021.

However, the DOH said that the relatively low cases were due to lower laboratory output last Sunday, October 17.

There were also 9,609 recoveries and 211 deaths.

Of the total number of cases, 2.3 percent (63,637) are active, 96.2 percent (2,627,126) have recovered, and 1.50 percent (40,972) has died.

Forty-seven duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 31 are recoveries.

Moreover, 145 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on October 17, 2021, but seven laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the seven non-reporting labs contribute, on average, 2.8 percent of samples tested and 2.0 percent of positive individuals.





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