MORE than 300 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases were reported by the Department of Health (DOH) Monday, December 27, 2021, even as it announced the cessation of its issuance of daily bulletins beginning 2022.
In its Monday case bulletin, the DOH reported 318 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total cases in the country to 2,838,792.
The positivity rate in the Philippines stood at 2.2 percent among the 14,237 tested samples on December 25.
The DOH also reported 11 additional deaths to raise the total mortalities to 51,211.
The case fatality rate in the country currently stands at 1.80 percent.
The health department also reported 255 additional recoveries, raising the total to 2,778,002 survivors.
The DOH said the recovery rate stood at 97.9 percent.
Less deaths and recoveries, there are currently 9,579 active Covid-19 cases, with over 3,600 being mild cases and more than 3,300 moderate cases.
No more daily bulletins
In a related development, the DOH on Monday announced that it will no longer be issuing the daily Covid-19 case bulletins beginning January 1, 2022.
According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the last daily case bulletin, as well as the daily situation reports will be released on December 31.
“To streamline public communication, the case bulletin and the daily situation report will no longer be issued separately,” said the DOH.
Instead, Vergeire said they will just provide an updated database via www.doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker.
She said the tracker database will be updated at 4 p.m. daily starting January 1.
“This public tracker, which has been operational since the start of the pandemic, contains all information being provided in the case bulletin and daily situation report,” said Vergeire.
The daily case bulletin is issued every 4 p.m., while the daily situation report is released every 9 p.m.