Total COVID-19 cases in the Philippines already reached 354,338, according to DOH.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines already reached 354,338 with over 2,600 newly-reported cases, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
This, as the Department of Health gave an update on the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines as of 4:00 p.m. today, October 17, 2020.
According to its COVID-19 Case Bulletin #217 dated October 17, 2020, the Department of Health reported 2,673 newly-reported COVID-19 cases, wherein 2,286 out of 2,673 were recorded as “fresh” cases — reported cases occurred within the recent 14 days.
This brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease to 354,338.
Since September 11, the Department of Health didn’t report the number of operational laboratories who successfully submitted their data to the COVID-19 Data Repository System as well as the total number of operational laboratories. However, the Department of Health on Saturday reported that 14 operational laboratories failed to submit their data to the CDRS.
The Department of Health also reported 52,423 total active cases as stated in its COVID-19 Case Bulletin #217 dated October 17, 2020.
Moreover, the Department of Health identified the top five areas with the highest number of new coronavirus cases as of October 17 only: Rizal with 185 new cases, Cavite with 175 new cases, Batangas with 159 new cases, Quezon City with 143 new cases, and Bulacan with 88 new cases.
Aside from the number of confirmed cases, the Department of Health had recorded 539 newly-reported recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 295,312. Also, the Department of Health recorded 73 newly-reported fatalities, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 6,603.