On November 11, COVID-19 cases in the country breach the 400,000-mark after the Department of Health confirmed 1,672 confirmed cases.

Around 250 days after local transmission was confirmed in the country when there were just 5 cases, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 401,416.

There are 31,489 active cases, with 1,312 added in the tally. Of the total, 26,240 (83.3%) are exhibiting mild symptoms and 1,449 (4.6%) in critical condition.

With 311 new recoveries, a total of 362,217 (90.2%) have recovered.

A total of 7,710 have died, with 49 new deaths in a day.

Those who have tested positive numbered to 457,368 and the cumulative positivity rate in the country remains high at 9.4%.

In its daily tally, however, the DOH reported only 1,168 out of 20,047 tested positive, with a 5.8% positivity rate for November 11. Eight labs were not able to submit their data.

The World Health Organization (WHO) advised governments that before reopening, rates of positivity in testing (ie, out of all tests conducted, how many came back positive for COVID-19) of should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days. Some had recommended a lower positivity rate of 3% as a general benchmark of adequate testing.


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