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Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #48, 11 August 2020

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Situation Summary

  • Out of total 139,538 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 56% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (24.3%) followed by 30-39 years (24.2%)

  • 55% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by Central Visayas (13%), CALABARZON (13%), and Central Luzon (3%). Largest increase in new cases from CALABARZON.

  • Out of 2,312 confirmed deaths, 62% are male, with the most affected age group over 70 years (32.9%) followed by 60-69 years (28.8%)

  • 48% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by Central Visayas (33%), CALABARZON (8%), and Central Luzon (3%). Largest increase in new deaths from NCR.

  • Department of Health (DOH) and WHO emphasizing the need for compliance to, and proper implementation of, guidelines at LGU level, especially on high risk groups such as LSI and in workplaces - 97.9% of health facilities daily reporting to DOH’s DataCollectApp showing below 50.2 % occupancy rate of ward, ICU and isolation beds for COVID-19 patients nationally, while 16 health facilities in Cebu city report occupancy rate of 27.8% of dedicated COVID-19 beds. In NCR, out of 180 health facilities, 76.8% of dedicated COVID-19 beds are occupied. In CALABARZON, 268 health facilities report 62.7% occupancy rate of dedicated COVID-19 beds.

  • Currently 77 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as laboratories using GeneXpert. 85 laboratories still in various stages of accreditation.