DOH Update: Total COVID-19 Cases In PH Already At 367,819

Total COVID-19 cases in the Philippines already reached 367,819, according to DOH.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines already reached 367,819 with over 2,000 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 24, 2020.

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According to its COVID-19 Case Bulletin #224 dated October 24, 2020, the Department of Health reported 2,057 newly-reported COVID-19 cases, wherein 1,892 out of 2,057 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 367,819.

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 12 operational laboratories failed to submit their data to the CDRS.

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The Department of Health also reported 47,773 total active cases as stated in its COVID-19 Case Bulletin #224 dated October 24, 2020.

Moreover, the Department of Health identified the top five areas with the highest number of new coronavirus cases as of October 24 only: Rizal with 107 new cases, Caloocan City with 102 new cases, Quezon City with 96 new cases, Benguet with 92 new cases, and Davao City with 91 new cases.

Aside from the number of confirmed cases, the Department of Health had recorded 442 newly-reported recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 313,112. Also, the Department of Health recorded 19 newly-reported fatalities, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 6,934.

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