DOH reports 975 new COVID-19 cases, 193 more deaths

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The Department of Health (DOH) detected 975 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, less than 1,000 for the second straight day, pushing the country's tally to 2,829,618. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) — The Department of Health (DOH) detected 975 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, less than 1,000 for the second straight day, pushing the country's tally to 2,829,618.

Of this total, 0.6% or 17,796 are active cases or currently sick patients. At least 52.7% of active cases have mild symptoms, 21.49% are in moderate condition, 14.4% have severe symptoms, 6% are in critical condition, and 5.4% have no symptoms.

The death toll jumped to 47,875 - which is 1.69% of the COVID-19 count - after 193 more people lost their lives. It's the ninth day in a row that daily fatalities were above 150.

Meanwhile, 1,029 others got better, raising the survivor tally to 2,763,947 or 97.7% of the case total.

The DOH said it reclassified 181 survivors into deaths after validation, and deleted 17 duplicate cases, including 15 recoveries.

Five laboratories were excluded from the total — two did not operate on Nov. 23 while three did not submit data. These laboratories contributed an average of 0.3% of tested samples and 0.2% of positive individuals in the last 14 days.

The positivity rate, or percentage of tested people with positive results, stayed below 5% for the 13th day in a row. The figure is at 2.8% based on 38,961 tests reported on Nov. 23.

According to the World Health Organization, it recommends countries or regions to reopen if they maintain positivity rates below 5% for at least 14 days.

The OCTA research team also said it sees a smaller chance of the country experiencing more surges due to the rise in vaccinations.