The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 849 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, November 16, bringing the total number of active COVID-19 infections in the Philippines to 25,464.
Tuesday marked the country’s lowest single-day COVID-19 tally in over 10 months, when the Philippines logged 766 fresh virus infections on December 28, 2020.
The total number of active cases was also the lowest in nearly 10 months, or since January 17, 2021.
COVID-19 caseloads are usually low during the first half of the week. Six laboratories also failed to submit data for the day.
Overall, the Philippines has grappled with 2,819,341 COVID-19 cases since the virus entered the country’s shores in January 2020.
A total of 45,808 people have died due to COVID-19 in the Philippines, 99 of which were recorded on Monday.
There have been 2,748,069 recoveries, and 2,393 of them were recorded on Tuesday.
Despite the improvement in case trends, the health department has urged the public to continue abiding by minimum public health protocols.