DOH COVID-19 update as of December 18, 2020
The Department of Health (DOH) gave an update about its latest COVID-19 tally as of 4:00 p.m. of December 18, 2020.
According to its COVID-19 Case Bulletin #279 dated December 18, 2020, the Department of Health recorded 2,122 newly-reported COVID-19 cases. This brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease to 456,562.
Also, the Department of Health reported 27,021 total active cases wherein 84.0% were mild cases, 8.0% were asymptomatic cases, 5.1% were critical cases, 2.5% were severe cases, and 0.31% were moderate cases.
Moreover, the Department of Health identified the top five areas with the highest number of new coronavirus cases as of December 18 only: Quezon City with 160 new cases, Rizal with 105 new cases, Bulacan with 91 new cases, City of Makati with 83 new cases, and Davao City with 79 new cases.
Aside from the number of confirmed cases, the Department of Health had recorded 778 newly-reported recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 420,666. Also, the Department of Health recorded 25 newly-reported fatalities, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 8,875.
While the coronavirus disease was still present in the Philippines and the number of COVID-19 cases kept on increasing, the Department of Health constantly reminded the public to continually follow the minimum public health standards.
“Sa ating pagidiriwang ng Pasko ngayong taon, lubos [na] pag-iingat ang kailangan! Umiwas tayo sa mga malalaking salu-salo at kumpulan ng mga tao, ang pag-uusap ng malakas at mga gawaing ‘talsik-laway’.” the Department of Health said in its message of the day.