DOH: 88% of the 89,000 tested for COVID-19 turned out negative

The Department of Health (DOH) announced this Wednesday that 88% of over 89,000 individuals who have been tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) so far have turned out with negative results. (Lung Center Reports Zero COVID-19 Infections of Personnel After 1 Month) 78,730 tests have come out with negative results while 10,139 or 11% came […]

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The Department of Health (DOH) announced this Wednesday that 88% of over 89,000 individuals who have been tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) so far have turned out with negative results.

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(Lung Center Reports Zero COVID-19 Infections of Personnel After 1 Month)

78,730 tests have come out with negative results while 10,139 or 11% came out with positive results for COVID-19. The remaining cases are still awaiting results.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire explained that disparity between confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of positive tests is due to the need for validation.

Ang total positive tests ay maaaring mas mataas sa confirmed cases dahil dumadaan pa sa case validation and processing,” the Health official said in a virtual press briefing.

Some individuals also undergo repeat testing for the disease when recommended by hospitals.

As per the DOH’s update on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippines’ tally for COVID-19 cases has reached 8,212. Of these cases, there have been 558 deaths and 1,023 recoveries.

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