183 new COVID-19 cases among health workers, 2 deaths and total of 8,339 as of Sept 10

The Department of Health (DOH) Beat COVID-19 Philippine Situationer with data as of September 10 recorded 183 new COVID-19 cases in a day among health workers, bringing the total to 8,339. One in every 30 confirmed COVID-19 case in the country is a health worker.

The Health agency reported 685 active cases among health workers, with 65 new cases added in a day.

The DOH also tagged 116 new recoveries, bringing the total recoveries to 7,600.

Total deaths among health workers are at 54, with 2 reported on September 10. Prior the 2 reported, the last recorded was the 12 deaths on September 9.

A total of 298,663 individuals have tested positive, while the DOH have confirmed 248,947 COVID-19 cases. There is a difference of 49,716 cases between those that tested positive and those that the DOH have yet to confirm/validate. The DOH also reported 7,918 testing backlogs.

The Philippines ranked first in the number of total cases in the Southeast Asian region, having 41,744 more cases than Indonesia (207,203) that ranked second. Singapore reported 57,299 cases, Malaysia 9,628 and Thailand 3,454, rounding the five countries with the most cases in the region.

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