COVID-19 UPDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 5, 2022 – 10,775 NEW CASES, 58 DEATHS

New infections breach 10,000 cases

The number of fresh coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the country jumped to 10,775 on Wednesday, January 5.

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In its Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the new cases brought the active case tally to 39,974 out of a total of 2,871,745 confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic.

Wednesday’s fresh cases are almost double from Tuesday’s 5,434 new cases.

The DOH also reported 605 new recoveries, raising the tally to 2,780,109 or 96.8 percent of the total case count.

Out of the active cases, 33,866 are mild, 3,020 are moderate, 1,294 are asymptomatic, 319 are critical, and 1,512 are severe.

“Of the 10,775 reported cases today (January 5), 10,688 (99 percent) occurred within the recent 14 days – December 23 – January 5, 2022,” the DOH reported. More

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