Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #62, 18 November 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Summary

  • Out of total 412,097 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 55% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (26.4%) followed by 30-39 years (24%).

  • 47% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by CALABARZON (18.4%), Central Visayas (6%), and Central Luzon (6%). Largest increase in new cases from NCR.

  • Out of 7,957 confirmed deaths, 60% are male, with the most affected age group aged over 70 (34.6%) followed by 60-69 years (27.2%)

  • 44% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by Central Visayas (17%), CALABARZON (12%), and Western Visayas (6.3%).
    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 - 98.5% of health facilities daily reporting to DOH’s DataCollectApp showing 39.4% occupancy rate of ward, ICU and isolation beds for COVID-19 patients nationally. In NCR, out of 161 health facilities, 42.9% of dedicated COVID-19 beds are occupied. In CALABARZON, 218 health facilities report 44.4% occupancy rate of dedicated COVID-19 beds.

  • Currently 127 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as 40 laboratories using GeneXpert.