PH tallies lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases in 11 months

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) — The Department of Health reported on Sunday the country’s smallest single-day COVID-19 case count in 11 months at 838.

This is the lowest number since Dec. 28 of last year, when the DOH listed 766 infections.

It is also the fifth straight day new cases stayed below 1,000, bringing the total to 2,831,807, where 0.6% or 16,630 are active.

Based on official data, 47.8% of the currently ill patients have mild symptoms, 7.1% have no symptoms, 23.36% are moderate cases, 15.2% are severe and 6.5% are critical.

But while the daily case tally has dipped to less than a thousand in recent days, new deaths remained high, hitting three digits for the 12th consecutive day.

The department said COVID-19 killed 156 more people, including 117 mistakenly tagged as survivors in earlier reports. These pushed the overall fatalities to 48,361.

The number of survivors, meanwhile, reached 2,766,816 after 1,217 more got well.

After final validation, the DOH said it deleted 13 duplicates from its data, including 12 recoveries. It added that 195 cases found to have tested negative were removed from the total count.

The department also noted its update excluded data from two testing laboratories, which contributed an average 0.003% of all samples tested and 0% of all positive cases over the last two weeks.