MANILA — The Department of Health on Friday reported 2,006 additional COVID-19 cases or a total of 378,933 confirmed infections in the Philippines.
This is the 14th straight day that the daily tally was below 3,000, but it does not include data from 13 laboratories that failed to submit their test results on time.
Of the newly-announced cases, 124 came from Batangas, 121 from Cavite, 105 from Quezon City, 89 from Rizal and 81 from Bulacan.
Majority or 1,865 of these additional cases occurred in the last 2 days.
The DOH also logged 636 additional recovered patients or a total of 330,457 recoveries.
There were also 38 additional coronavirus-related deaths or a total of 7,185 fatalities. More than a third of the deaths (15) happened in October, 11 in September, 7 in August, 1 in July, 2 in June and 2 in May. More than half of them came from the National Capital Region and Region 6.
The total number of active cases in the country is at 41,291. Majority or 83.3% of those have mild symptoms, 11.1% are asymptomatic, 3.6% are in critical condition and 2% have severe symptoms.
A total of 8 cases, 4 recovered, were removed from the official tally for being duplicates. The DOH also reclassified 23 recovered cases after finding out they were actually deaths.
Of 21,039 people tested and reported on October 29, 1,442 or 6.9% tested positive.
According to ABS-CBN Data Analytics Head Edson Guido, the Philippines dropped to #22 among countries with the most number of COVID-19 cases.
The OCTA Research Group, composed of professors from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, estimates that COVID-19 cases in the Philippines would reach 380,000 to 410,000 by the end of this month.
Since the start of the pandemic, 45 million people around the world have been infected by the COVID-19 virus, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus dashboard. Of those, 1.18 million have died and almost 30.3 million have recovered. This means almost 13.6 million people around the world are currently infected with the disease.