DOH reports 3,249 new Covid-19 cases

DOH reports 3,249 new Covid-19 cases

MANILA – The Department of Health has on Thursday, reported 3,249 more new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 205,581.

At the same time, the DOH also announced that there were 566 new recoveries for a total of 133,990.

The new confirmed cases accordingly came from total tests done by 98 out of 110 current operational labs.

The health agency also noted that of the 3,249 reported cases Thursday, 2,607 (80%) occurred within the recent 14 days (August 14 – August 27, 2020).

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were NCR (1,180 or 45%), Region 4A (515 or 20%) and Repatriates (253 or 10%).

Of the 97 deaths, 40 occurred in August (41%), 51 in July (53%) 5 in June (5%) and 1 in April (1%).

Deaths were from NCR (63 or 65%), Region 4A (15 or 15%), Region 9 (7 or 7%), Region 7 (5 or 5%), Region 3 (3 or 3%), repatriates (2 or 2%), Region 6 (1 or 1%), and Region 11 (1 or 1%).

There were 29 duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, 12 recovered cases have been removed.

Moreover, there were twenty-four (24) cases that were previously reported as recovered but after final validation, they were deaths.

These numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation the DOH said.

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