PH logs 16,907 new COVID-19 cases; no deaths reported for 2nd straight day amid technical ‘issues’

Job Manahan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 25 2021 06:15 PM | Updated as of Sep 25 2021 07:00 PM

People wearing face masks and faceshields pray at an outdoor altar at the San Felipe Neri Parish Church in Mandaluyong on September 24, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN news
People wearing face masks and faceshields pray at an outdoor altar at the San Felipe Neri Parish Church in Mandaluyong on September 24, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN news

MANILA (UPDATE)—The Philippines on Saturday listed 16,907 additional COVID-19 cases, with no new deaths for the second straight day, amid issues hounding the health department's data collating system. 

The country's total COVID-19 infections stood at 2,470,175, of which 165,092 are still active. 

The positivity rate was at 23.6 percent, based on the samples of 74,606 individuals on Thursday. This is the lowest in over a month or since Aug. 16, ABS-CBN Data Analytics head Edson Guido said.

The death toll stood at 37,405 amid issues in the COVIDKaya.

"The Department of Information and Communications Technology is currently addressing issues encountered by the system. When the issue is resolved, the succeeding increase in deaths in the following reports will be due to the previous days' backlogs," the note from DOH read. 

The agency did not report any new fatalities on Friday due to the same problem.

Recoveries rose by 27,120 to 2,267,678. 

Four laboratories failed to submit data on time.