May 27, 2024

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COVID-19 cases in the Philippines still high; 16,044 new cases, 215 died

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The Department of Health recorded 16,044 additional cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Meanwhile, 13,952 were cured and 215 died.

Of the total number of recorded cases in the country, 6.8% (125,900) were active cases, 91.4% (1,681,925) were cured, and 1.73% (31,810) died.

According to the latest report, all laboratories were operational on August 20, 2021 while there were 6 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 6 labs was approximately 2.9% in all samples tested and 3.4% 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 remain the most effective defense against 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.