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19,441 highest COVID-19 case record in the Philippines, 167 died

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The DOH recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, Saturday, August 28, 2021, recording 19,441 cases. Meanwhile, 19,191 were cured and 167 died.

Of the total number of recorded cases in the country, 7.4% (142,679) were active cases, 90.9% (1,760,013) were cured, and 1.71% (33,008) died.

According to the latest report, all laboratories were operational on August 26, 2021 while there were 3 laboratories that failed to submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS).

Based on data over the past 14 days, the contribution of these 3 labs was approximately 1.3% in all samples tested and 0.2% in all positive individuals.

In the coming days, our COVID-19 cases may increase. Adherence to minimum public health standards, good implementation of PDITR strategies, and vaccination remained the most effective defenses to COVID-19.

It is also important that we isolate and interact with BHERTs if we have symptoms of COVID-19. Early consultation and testing can help cut down on infection in homes, communities, and workplaces.