PH COVID-19 cases went up to 286,743; total deaths nearly 5,000

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Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Sunday, September 20, 2020

The total number of people affected by pandemic coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines has reached 286,743, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

In the case bulletin released by the agency, seven laboratories failed to submit their reports to the COVID-19 Data Repository System so the new cases are at 3,311.

Among those who did not submit the report yesterday were:

  1. AFRIMS- Collaborative Molecular Laboratory (VLUNA)
  2. Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital
  3. Kaiser Medical Center Inc.
  4. Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital – GeneXpert Laboratory
  5. Taguig City Molecular Laboratory
  6. University of Perpetual Help System Dalta
  7. Valenzuela Hope Molecular Laboratory

“Of the 3,311 reported cases today, 2,774 (84%) occurred within the recent 14 days (September 7 – September 20, 2020). The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were NCR (1,182 or 43%), Region 4A (555 or 20%) and Region 6 (299 or 11%). ”

As many as 51,894 are recovering. It consists of 86.6% mild, 8.7% asymptomatic, 3.3% critical and 1.4% severe.

Meanwhile, up to 20,021 additional recoveries were also reported by the DOH so the total number of recovered is now 229,865.

While 55 has been added to the death toll now it reaches 4,984.

“Of the 55 deaths, 33 occurred in September (60%), 17 in August (31%) and 5 in July (9%). Deaths were from NCR (29 or 53%), Region 7 (6 or 11%), Region 6 (5 or 9%), Region 4A (4 or 7%), Region 5 (3 or 5%), BARMM (3 or 5%), Region 1 (2 or 4%), Region 3 (1 or 2%), Region 8 (1 or 2%), and CARAGA (1 or 2%).”

“Twenty-nine (29) duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 14 recovered cases and 1 death have been removed. However, one case was reactivated after further validation.”

“Moreover, twenty-eight (28) cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified to deaths (25) and active (3) cases after final validation.”

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