Calabarzon records highest COVID-19 case in a day â DOH
In this Apr. 14, 2020 photo, healthcare workers conduct COVID-19 tests among residents in Cavite.
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Calabarzon records highest COVID-19 case in a day — DOH

Arnell Ozaeta (Philstar.com) - October 14, 2020 - 4:29pm

BATANGAS, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH)–Calabarzon on Wednesday recorded the highest number of positive COVID-19 individuals in the region with 1,175 cases.  

DOH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo said this is 139.80% higher than the previous day with only 490 cases.

A total of 45,068 individuals have tested positive for the virus where 15,203 are active cases, 557 are probable cases with 28,842 recoveries and 1,023 deaths.

Janairo said the province of Cavite has the most number of active cases recorded at 5,414 while Laguna still has the highest total COVID-19 cases at 13,555.

“With the additional laboratory testing centers that we have established mas madali pa nating malalaman kung gaano karami ang apektado ng COVID, kasama na dito ang kasalukuyang ginagawang swab testing activities ng ating mga LGUs, mas maagapan pa natin ang pagdami ng mga kaso,” he added.

Janairo added that a total of 21 laboratory testing facilities have applied for accreditation, while there are 13 laboratory testing centers in the region that are already at Stage 5 accreditation.

All the accredited laboratories are testing 6,348 cases a day, with the Philippine Red Cross-Batangas Chapter having the highest testing capacity at 3,240 a day.

“We are encouraging other health facilities in the region to apply for accreditation so that we can have more testing centers to accommodate the growing number of cases in order to provide faster results,” Janairo urged.

CALABARZON has the most number of registered health facilities in the country at 14%.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Philippines has a total of 346,536 COVID-19 cases, 13% of which are active cases or people still undergoing treatment or quarantine.

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March 4, 2021 - 4:03pm

The Philippines logs an additional 2,452 COVID-19 cases, pushing the total to 584,667.

The death toll climbs to 12,404 with 15 more deaths while the recovery count climbs to 535,037 with 266 more survivors.

Active cases in the country are at 37,226.

March 3, 2021 - 4:06pm

The Department of Health reports an additional 1,783 COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the national tally to 582,223, of which 35,056 are active cases.

The country's death toll is at 12,389 with 20 new fatalities, while the total of survivors is at 534,778 with 330 more recoveries.

March 1, 2021 - 4:04pm

As the Philippines starts its vaccination program, the Department of Health logs 2,037 more COVID-19 cases, pushing the national caseload to 578,381. 

The DOH also reports 86 more recoveries and 4 additional fatalities, bringing the total of survivors to 534,351 and the death toll to 12,322, respectively.

Active cases in the country are at 31,708.

February 27, 2021 - 4:25pm

The Department of Health logs an additional 2,921 COVID-19 infections, the highest this year. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines to 574,247.

February 27, 2021 - 9:41am

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque says Metro Manila will remain under general community quarantine.

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