WHO Philippines COVID-19 Situation Report #52 - 8 September 2020

  • The COVID-19 situation report as of 8 September 2020

Highlights

  • Out of total 241,987 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 56% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (26%) followed by 30-39 years (24%)

  • 55% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by CALABARZON (16%), Central Visayas (8.4%), and Central Luzon (4%). Largest increase in new cases from NCR.

  • Out of 3,916 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 (27%), CALABARZON (9.6%), and Central Luzon (3.6%). 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

  • 99% of health facilities daily reporting to DOH’s DataCollectApp showing 45.6% occupancy rate of ward, ICU and isolation beds for COVID-19 patients nationally. In NCR, out of 180 health facilities, 63.5% of dedicated COVID-19 beds are occupied. In CALABARZON, 268 health facilities report 56.9% occupancy rate of dedicated COVID-19 beds.

  • Currently 89 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as 28 laboratories using GeneXpert. 93 applications still in various stages of accreditation.

  • COVID-19 infection among UN agencies in the Philippines: WFP – 1 (dependent)

UN entities involved in this initiative
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