PH Covid-19 cases drop below 10K for first time in 2 months

MANILA TIMES

THE Philippines reported 9,055 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday, the first time it went below 10,000 in nearly two months although the Department of Health (DoH) attributed this to the low submissions of tests two days before.
The last time Covid cases in the country fell below 10,000 was on August 10 when the country reported 8,560.

Commuters use umbrellas and raincoats walk along United Avenue under the rain in Manila, on 5 October 2021, as rains continues to shower Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to the intertropical convergence zone (ICTZ). A low pressure area (LPA) was also formed east of Mindanao and may bring scattered rain showers in Caraga and Davao Region, accorin to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its bulletin, October 3. Photo by: Mike Alquinto

Commuters use umbrellas and raincoats walk along United Avenue under the rain in Manila, on 5 October 2021, as rains continues to shower Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to the intertropical convergence zone (ICTZ). A low pressure area (LPA) was also formed east of Mindanao and may bring scattered rain showers in Caraga and Davao Region, accorin to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its bulletin, October 3. Photo by: Mike Alquinto

Commuters use umbrellas and raincoats walk along United Avenue under the rain in Manila, on 5 October 2021, as rains continues to shower Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to the intertropical convergence zone (ICTZ). A low pressure area (LPA) was also formed east of Mindanao and may bring scattered rain showers in Caraga and Davao Region, accorin to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its bulletin, October 3. Photo by: Mike Alquinto

No deaths were reported on Tuesday as the CovidKAYA system was still experiencing technical issues, with the DoH promising to give updates on the number of fatalities once the system is restored.
Only 41,673 samples were received by the DoH’s systems on Sunday, 19.3 percent of which were found positive. Seven laboratories did not submit their data.
The total number of cases reached 2.613 million, of which, 103,077 are active, 2.471 million are recovered, and 38,828 are dead.
Of the active cases, 78.8 percent are mild, 11.4 percent, asymptomatic; 5.65 percent are moderate cases and the rest are severe and critical.
Use of the intensive care unit beds by Covid-19 patients remained at 72 percent, 59 percent for isolation beds and 62 percent for ward beds.

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