PH logs 3,083 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March due to system issues | Inquirer News

PH logs 3,083 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March due to system issues

/ 04:38 PM May 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 3,083 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total caseload in the country to 1,179,812.

The last lowest number of daily cases was on March 11, when the country reported 3,749 cases.


DOH said the relatively low number of cases are “due to the simultaneous updates being made” in the COVIDKaya, an electronic case investigation form used by local government units, laboratories, and hospitals to input COVID-19 patients details and information to be sent to DOH for faster and easier validation of cases.

“Some case data from the CDRS were not included in the COVIDKaya and were not included in this case bulletin,” the agency said in a statement. CDRS is the COVID-19 Data Repository System.


“This issue is currently being investigated and addressed by the COVIDKaya technical team,” the agency added.

Of the total cases, 50,635 are tagged as “active cases,” with 95.1 percent of them having either mild or no symptoms.

The total number of recoveries is now at 1,109,226 after 6,756 patients were reported to have survived the virus.

Meanwhile, 38 patients died, bringing the death toll to 19,951.

Philippines ranked behind Indonesia in terms of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, which has a total of 1,758,898 cases, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker.

As of posting, global cases reached 166.7 million including 3.4 million deaths, the tracker also indicated.


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