DOH reports 2k+ new cases of Covid-19

DOH reports 2k+ new cases of Covid-19

MANILA – The Department of Health has on Thursday reported new confirmed cases of the coronavirus at 2,180 pushing the total count nationwide at 296,755.

At the same time, the health agency registered 580 new recoveries which pushed the total number of recoveries to 231,928.

Out of the 2,180 reported cases today, the DOH said 1,825 (84%) occurred within the recent 14 days (September 11 – September 24, 2020).

The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were NCR (617 or 34%), Region 4A (588 or 32%), and Region 6 (156 or 9%).

Of the days record of 36 new deaths, 23 occurred in September (64%), 7 in August (19%) 2 in July (6%) 2 in June (6%) 1 in May (3%) and 1 in April (3%).

Deaths were from NCR (15 or 42%), Region 6 (7 or 19%), Region 7 (7 or 19%), Region 4A (2 or 6%), Region 1 (1 or 3%), Region 3 (1 or 3%), Region 9 (1 or 3%), Region 12 (1 or 3%), and ROF (1 or 3%).

16 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Of these, 7 were recovered cases.

Moreover, 18 cases previously tagged as recovered were reclassified to deaths (17) and an active (1) case.

Nine (9) labs were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Data Repository System (CDRS) on September 23, 2020.

These labs are:

1. Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center

2. Cotabato Regional Medical Center

3. First Aide Diagnostic Center

4. Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center GX

5. Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center RT-PCR

6. Philippine Red Cross – Logistics and Training- SUBIC, ZAMBALES

7. Safeguard DNA Diagnostics

8. Tropical Disease Foundation

9. Valenzuela Hope Molecular Laboratory

These numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation.

The DOH also clarified that it made a correction on data error on its September 22 DOH Case Bulletin. The Taguig City Molecular Laboratory was incorrectly included in the list of non-compliant laboratories.

It corrected the inclusion as the Taguig City Molecular Laboratory is not yet operational and is currently assembling its information system the agency said. (Elami Go)

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