PH logs 9,055 new COVID-19 infections, active cases drop to 103,077

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) - The country logged 9,055 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the nationwide tally to 2,613,070.

This is the first time since August 10 that the daily case tally was below 10,000. But the Department of Health (DOH) said the relatively lower count is due to lower laboratory output last Sunday.

The latest DOH bulletin also showed active cases or people currently sick dropped to 103,077 - with 78.8% experiencing mild symptoms, 11.4% asymptomatic, 5.65% having moderate symptoms, 2.9% severe, and 1.2% in critical condition.

Meanwhile, 12,134 more patients recovered, raising the survivor count to 2,613,070.

The death toll stayed at 38,828 as no new fatalities were reported due to technical issues with the data repository system COVIDKaya.

The DOH also said 25 duplicates were removed from the total case count, including 21 are recoveries.

All laboratories were operational last Oct. 3, but seven laboratories failed to submit their reports on time. These laboratories contribute, on average, 1.9% of samples tested and 0.9% of positive cases.

The daily positivity rate - or percentage of people who tested positive - stood at 19.3% based on 41,673 tests done on Oct. 3. The World Health Organization recommends a positivity rate of below 5%, as bigger numbers may indicate high transmission.