Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #65, 15 December 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Summary

  • Out of total 451,839 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 54% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (26%) followed by 30-39 years (23.8%).

  • 45% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON (18.4%), Central Visayas( 5.8%), and Central Luzon (6.5%). Largest increase in new cases from NCR.

  • Out of 8,812 confirmed deaths, 60% are male, with the most affected age group aged over 70 (34.8%) followed by 60-69 years (27%)

  • 42.5% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by Central Visayas (15.5%), CALABARZON (12%), and Western Visayas (6.4%). 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 - Currently 147 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as 45 laboratories using GeneXpert.