June 13, 2024

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Highest COVID-19 cases in the Philippines recorded, 22,366 cases Monday; 222 died

Funeral home workers in protective suits carry a body during the start of a lockdown due to a rise in COVID cases in the Philippines. AP file photo

The Department of Health recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, with 22,366 additional cases registered. Meanwhile, 16,864 were cured and 222 died.

Of the total number of recorded cases in the country, 7.5% (148,594) were active cases, 90.8% (1,794,278) were cured, and 1.69% (33,330) died.

According to the latest report, all laboratories were operational on August 28, 2021 while there were 2 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 2 labs was approximately 0.1% in all samples tested and 0.1% 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.