Press Release

WHO Philippines COVID-19 Situation Report #63, 25 November 2020

26 November 2020

  • The latest report on COVID-19 in the Philippines from the World Health Organization

Situation Summary

  • Out of total 422,915 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 55% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (26.5%) followed by 30-39 years (24%).

  • 46% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by CALABARZON (18.4%), Central Visayas 6%), and Central Luzon (6.3%). Largest increase in new cases from NCR.

  • Out of 8,215 confirmed deaths, 60% are male, with the most affected age group aged over 70 (34.5%) followed by 60-69 years (27.3%)

  • 44% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by Central Visayas (16.5%), CALABARZON (12%), and Western Visayas (6.5%).
    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 - 98.8% of health facilities daily reporting to DOH’s DataCollectApp showing 36.8% occupancy rate of ward, ICU and isolation beds for COVID-19 patients nationally. In NCR, out of 161 health facilities, 35.5% of dedicated COVID-19 beds are occupied. In CALABARZON, 220 health facilities report 43% occupancy rate of dedicated COVID-19 beds.

  • Currently 135 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as 42 laboratories using GeneXpert.

WHO Philippines COVID-19 Situation Report #63, 25 November 2020

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