Daily average COVID-19 deaths down to 12 — OCTA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) — The average daily COVID-19 deaths in the country dropped to 12 as of Nov. 21, or about one-third of the number from a month before, OCTA Research fellow Guido David reported on Friday.

The average was computed over a seven-day period and is down from the 38 logged on Oct. 21, he said.

Latest Department of Health (DOH) data showed a total of 64,524 people nationwide have lost their lives to the viral disease since 2020.

According to David, 65% of this number died in 2021, 20% this year.

“The peak 7-day average was 267 on August 22, 2021 (during the Delta surge),” he also noted.

While deaths are on a decline, David on Thursday warned about the rising COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila.

Both he and the DOH later clarified, however, that the observed increase in cases is not yet a cause for concern.

[LINK: OCTA warns of possible rise in COVID-19 cases as NCR positivity rate spikes]

Still, the government again reminded the public to stay vigilant, especially when attending gatherings during the holiday season.

As of Thursday, the country's COVID-19 case tally stood at 4.02 million as the DOH confirmed 1,141 new infections.

Of this total, 17,393 or a little over 0.4% are active cases, and over 3.9 million were tagged as recovered.