DOH detects 7,835 new COVID-19 cases; 154 more deaths

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The country logged 7,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, bringing the case tally to 2,698,232, the Department of Health (DOH) reported. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) — The country logged 7,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, bringing the case tally to 2,698,232, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.

The DOH said 84,850 cases are active or currently sick people which comprises 3.1% of the tally.

At least 77.2% of active cases have mild symptoms, 10.6% are asymptomatic, 7.01% are in moderate condition, 3.6% have severe symptoms and 1.5% are in critical condition.

The death toll climbed to 40,221 or 1.49% of the COVID-19 total after 154 more patients lost their lives.

Meanwhile, 5,317 others got better, pushing the recovery count to 2,573,161 or 95.4% of the total number of infections.

The DOH said it reclassified 89 survivors into deaths after validation and deleted 58 duplicate cases, including 42 recoveries and two fatalities.

Four laboratories failed to submit data and were excluded from the total. These laboratories contributed an average of 1.3% of tested samples and 1.2% of positive individuals in the last 14 days.

The positivity rate - or percentage of tested people with positive results - fell from 14.2% on October 11 to 14% based on 51,358 tests reported on October 12.

The rate has stayed below 20% since the beginning of the month but it has to drop to less than 3% to indicate that testing efforts are adequate, according to US nonprofit Covid Act Now.

The World Health Organization on the other hand, says the ideal positivity rate is below 5% to show that the infection has been controlled.

The OCTA research team reported that all of Metro Manila's local government units are at moderate risk for COVID-19.

It said the reproduction number in the capital region further fell to 0.60. The number should ideally be one or less, as anything higher would indicate significant community transmission, medical experts have said.

However, OCTA still categorized the intensive care unit capacity of Muntinlupa and Taguig at critical risk