Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #54, 22 September 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Summary

  • Out of total 291,789 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 55% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (26%) followed by 30-39 years (24%).

  • 53% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by CALABARZON (17%), Central Visayas (7.4%), and Central Luzon (5%).
    Largest increase in new cases from NCR.

  • Out of 5,049 confirmed deaths, 61 % are male, with the most affected age group aged 60-69 years (33%) followed by over 70 (28%)

  • 49% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by Central Visayas (24%),
    CALABARZON (10.4%), and Central Luzon (3.5%). Largest increase in new deaths from NCR.

  • Department of Health (DOH) and WHO emphasizing the need for compliance to, and proper implementation of, national guidelines at LGU level - 100% of health facilities daily reporting to DOH’s DataCollectApp showing 45.2% occupancy rate of ward, ICU and isolation beds for COVID-19 patients nationally. In NCR, out of 180 health facilities, 57.6% of dedicated COVID-19 beds are occupied. In CALABARZON, 262 health facilities report 56.7% occupancy rate of dedicated COVID-19 beds.

  • Currently 100 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as 30 laboratories using GeneXpert. 98 applications still in various stages of accreditation