DOH logs 32,246 additional virus cases; infection rate climbs to 3,058,634

Marshals of the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic inspect public-utility buses on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for compliance with health protocols in this file photo.

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday logged 32,246 additional Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3, 058,634.

There were also 5,063 recoveries 144 deaths.

Of the 32,246 reported cases, 31,793 (99 percent) may have occurred within the recent 14 days (December 30  to January 12, 2022).

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were National Capital Region with 17,902 or 56 percent, Region 4A (6,838 or 22 percent) and Region 3 (3,268 or 10 percent).

Of the 144 deaths, 20 occurred in January 2022 (14 percent), eight in September 2021 (6 percent), 31 in August 2021 (22 percent), eight in July 2021 (6 percent), three in June 2021 (2 percent), 13 in May 2021 (9 percent), 38 in April 2021 (26 percent), 16 in March 2021 (11 percent), five in February 2021 (3 percent), and two in January 2021 (1 percent) due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya.

The DOH said that this issue is currently being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure information is up to date.

Of the total number of cases in the country, 6.8 percent (208,164) are active, and 91.5 percent (2,797,816) have recovered, and 1.72 percent (52,654) died.

There were 85 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 68 are recoveries and 1 is a death.

Moreover, 125 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on January 10, 2022 but 11 labs were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the 11 labs contribute, on average, 3.3 percent of samples tested and 4.5 percent of positive individuals.                                                                        

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