The People Power holiday has some good news as the Health Agency announces 5.6% positivity (while still at moderate risk, is just a fraction short of the acceptable/ideal positivity rate) from 28039 tests done last February 23.
With more cases than recoveries, the active cases remain at a little more than 55K, still with around 92% being asymptomatic or mild at the time of testing.
Of the cases reported today, only 1200 actually are recent (last two week), with NCR, CALABARZON and Central Luzon leading the regions.
There are 59 deaths added. More than half (30) occurred in February while 11 last January 2022. The remaining 30% were backlogs from July to December 2021.
There were 121 duplicates removed from the total case count. Of these, 115 are recoveries.
There were 41 cases tagged as recoveries but in actuality were mortalities and reclassified as deaths.