The Department of Health (DOH) Beat COVID-19 Philippine Situationer with data as of September 20 recorded 71 new COVID-19 cases in a day among health workers, bringing the total to 9,113. One in every 31 confirmed COVID-19 case in the country is a health worker.
The Health agency reported 587 active cases among health workers, less than 216 cases after the DOH implemented the weekly “mass recovery.”
The DOH also tagged 287 new recoveries, bringing the total recoveries to 8,467.
Total deaths among health workers remain at 59, with the last death reported on September 19. The DOH has recorded a total of 4,984 deaths.
A total of 334,580 individuals have tested positive, while the DOH have confirmed 286,743 COVID-19 cases. There is a difference of 47,837 cases between those that tested positive and those that the DOH have confirmed. The DOH also reported 1,944 testing backlogs.