MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, August 29, reported that the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is now at 213,131.
Of the confirmed cases, 74,611 (35.0%) are active cases.
The health department likewise announced the recorded 627 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 135,101
There were also 94 recorded deaths, which is now summed at 3,419.
The DOH said these numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation.
Meanwhile, the health department said that it has received reports that several lists containing names of COVID-19 positive patients have been released publicly and have been shared on social media.
In a statement, the DOH reiterated “that while RA 11332 (Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act) provides public health authorities the statutory right to access personal information to enable effective response, it also requires said authorities to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality of the personal information entrusted to them.”
The statement added that “relevant information should only be shared to concerned public health authorities who are knowledgeable of their duty in maintaining data privacy.” —/mbmf
The Vietnamese government has turned over US$50,000-worth of COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits with accompanying extraction kits to the Department of Health (DOH).
The test kits were delivered to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., and Health Undersecretary Carolina Taino ceremonially received the donation from Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung.
“Describing the donation as a manifestation of the enduring close friendship between the Philippines and Vietnam, Ambassador Chung assured Secretary Locsin of the Vietnamese government’s support for the Philippines’ ongoing efforts in fighting COVID-19, as well as in promoting and protecting the welfare of the Filipino people,” the DFA said in a statement.
The donation comes ahead of the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the Philippines-Vietnam Strategic Partnership on November 17. AAC
Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among Filipinos abroad increased to 20 more as of Thursday (October 28), according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Total confirmed cases, based on the recent report of the DFA, went up to 11,224 with 3,153 undergoing treatment and 7,254 recovered. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths reached 817.
“Figures [today] show 20 new confirmed cases, 6 new recoveries, and 1 new fatality due to COVID-19 among Filipinos in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa,” the DFA said.
The total number of countries and regions with confirmed cases among Filipinos remains at 81.
“The DFA, together with its foreign service posts, remains fully committed to monitoring and assisting our nationals abroad amidst this ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” the department said. AAC
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