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MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday logged 665 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, the country's lowest single-day case count for this year so far.

The lowest single-day tally of 634 new infections in the country was reported on July 14 last year.

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH also reported 993 new recoveries that reduced the country’s active cases to just 16,289 or a mere 0.6 percent of total infections since March last year.

Of the active cases, 48.1 percent are listed as mild, 6 percent asymptomatic, 6.6 percent critical, 15.6 percent severe, and 23.82 percent moderate.

The new infections increased the country’s total cases to 2,831,807, including the 2,832,375 who recovered from the dreaded disease.

Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 48,501 with 141 new fatalities.

DOH data on November 27 showed that about 2.1 percent of 32,639 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

"About 10 duplicates were removed from the total case count, and, of these, 8 are recoveries and one is death. Also, 87 cases were found to have tested negative and have been removed from the total case count," it said. "Moreover, 129 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation.”

Two laboratories were operational on November 27 while three laboratories were not able to submit their data to the Covid-19 Document Repository System.

The five non-reporting laboratories contribute, on average, 0.3 percent of samples tested, and 0.5 percent of positive individuals based on data in the last 14 days.

To date, 27 percent of 3,800 intensive care unit beds, 25 percent of 20,100 isolation beds, 16 percent of 13,300 ward beds, and 17 percent of 3,100 ventilators are utilized by patients with Covid-19 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 27 percent of 1,300 intensive care unit beds, 22 percent of 4,700 isolation beds, 22 percent of 3,900 ward beds, and 19 percent of 1,000 ventilators dedicated to patients with Covid-19 are in use in Metro Manila. (PNA)