The Department of Health (DOH) Beat COVID-19 Philippine Situationer with data as of September 12 recorded 55 new COVID-19 cases in a day among health workers, bringing the total to 8,494. One in every 30 confirmed COVID-19 case in the country is a health worker.
The Health agency reported 728 active cases among health workers, with 30 new cases added in a day.
The DOH also tagged 23 new recoveries, bringing the total recoveries to 7,710.
Total deaths among health workers now at 56, with two new deaths reported. Prior this, two deaths were recorded on September 10.
A total of 306,465 individuals have tested positive, while the DOH have confirmed 257,863 COVID-19 cases. There is a difference of 48,602 cases between those that tested positive and those that the DOH have yet to confirm/validate.
The Philippines ranked first in the number of total cases in the Southeast Asian region, having 43,117 more cases than Indonesia (214,746) that ranked second. Singapore reported 57,357 cases, Malaysia 9,868 and Thailand 3,473, rounding off the five countries with the most cases in the region.