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DOH tests over 55,000 people for COVID-19

By October 3, 2020 6 Comments

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has tested over 55,000 persons for the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since it was first reported in the country.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Monday said 55,465 people have been tested as of April.

The tests were done in the following institutions:

University of the Philippines National Institute for Health – 1,264 tests

San Lazaro Hospital – 1,118 tests

Chinese General Hospital – 130 tests

Philippine Red Cross – 1,590 tests

Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory – 179 tests

Lung Center of the Philippines – 2,365 tests

St. Lukes Quezon City – 1,612

V. Luna Hospital – 101 tests

The Medical City – 265 tests

Makati Medical Center – 568 tests

St. Lukes Global City – 1,646 tests

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – 34,350

Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center – 3,107

Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center – 2,699 tests

Southern Philippines Medical Center – 2,402 tests

Western Visayas Medical Center – 1,903 tests

Bicol Regional Public Health Laboratory – 174 tests

So far, 6,459 individuals were confirmed to have the COVID-19, 428 of whom have already died, while 613 were able to recover.

The positive cases were only 11.6 percent of the total of individuals tested for the new coronavirus.

READ: Over 600 COVID-19 patients recover in PH – DOH

The health department is aiming to conduct 8,000 to 10,000 tests a day for COVID-19 to further determine the pandemic situation in the country.

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