PHL shatters daily Covid-19 record as DOH logs additional 37,207 new cases

The Philippines on Friday reported its highest single-day tally after 37,207 additional cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH).

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 3,129,512.

There were also 9,027 recoveries and 81 deaths.

Of the 37,207 reported cases, 36,577 (98 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days (January 1 to January 14, 2022).

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were National Capital Region with 16,824 or 46 percent, Region 4A (8,580 or 23 percent) and Region 3 (4,052 or 11 percent).

Of the 81 deaths, 21 occurred in January 2022 (26 percent), five in December 2021 (6 percent), 14 in October 2021 (17 percent), 12 in September 2021 (15 percent), nine in August 2021 (11 percent), five in July 2021 (6 percent), three in June 2021 (4 percent), one in May 2021 (1 percent), three in April 2021 (4 percent), four in March 2021 (5 percent), three in February 2021 (4 percent), and one in November 2020 (1 percent) due to late encoding of death information to COVIDKaya.

“This issue is currently being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to ensure information is up to date,” DOH reiterated.

Of the total number of cases, 8.5 percent (265,509) are active, 89.8 percent (2,811,188) have recovered, and 1.69 percent (52,815) died.

104 duplicates were also removed from the total case count. Of these, 67 are recoveries and two were recorded as deaths.

Moreover, 58 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.

All laboratories were operational on January 12, 2022 but 8 labs were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

Based on data in the last 14 days, the eight labs contribute, on average, 1.7 percent of samples tested and 2.5 percent of positive individuals.

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