The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday an additional 3,226 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 106,330 in the Philippines.
“As of 4PM today, August 03, 2020, the Department of Health reports the total number of COVID-19 cases at 106,330,” said DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin #142.
A total of 3,226 confirmed cases were reported based on the total tests done by 66 out of 94 current operational labs, the DOH said.
DOH likewise announced 275 recoveries. This brings the total number of recoveries to 65,821.
With 3,226 additional cases reported, 2,543 (79%) cases occurred within the recent 14 days (July 21 to August 3).
The top regions with cases in the recent two weeks were NCR (1,267 or 50%), Region 4A (445 or 17%) and Region 7 (353 or 14%).
The DOH also reported 46 new fatalities, bringing the death toll to 2,104.
Of the 46 deaths, 37 (80%) in July, 6 (13%) in June, 2 (4%) in May and 1 (2%) in March. Deaths were from Region 7 (38 or 83%), NCR (3 or 7%), CAR (2 or 4%), Region 3 (1 or 2%), Region 4A (1 or 2%), and Region 6 (1 or 2%).
There were 81 duplicates that were removed from the total case count. Of these, 10 recovered cases have been removed.
Moreover, we have updated the outcomes of two cases.
One was previously reported as death but updated as recovered and one case was previously reported as recovered but updated as death after final validation; these are already included in the count of new deaths and recoveries, the DOH said.
These numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation, the DOH said./Stacy Ang