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Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report 14, 3 April 2020

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  • 385 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported on 3 April, compared to 322 cases on 2 April. 29 additional deaths reported on 3 April, and 11 on 2 April.

  • Out of 3,018 confirmed cases, 55% are reported from the National Capital Region (NCR), 61% are male, and the most affected age group is 60-69 years (23.1%)

  • Out of the 136 confirmed deaths, 66% are reported from NCR, 73% are male, and the most affected age group 70-79 (29.5%), with the highest fatality among people over 80

  • So far, among over 2,000 UN staff members in the Philippines, 7 have tested positive: 5 from WHO and 2 from IOM

  • Epidemiological Surveillance Units and Local Government Units working hard to enter pending data on confirmed cases and contacts

  • Increasing number of hospital laboratories submitting self-assessment questionnaires for screening to be allowed to conduct COVID-19 testing. Physical assessments ongoing in Luzon, including NCR and Ilocos

  • Department of Health and Office of Civil Defence distributing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to priority hospitals, with more PPE expected soon

  • Online IPC trainings finalized and ready to be disseminated to key private and public hospitals to address rational use of PPE amongst other

  • Humanitarian partners and private sector supporting increasing needs of vulnerable populations as a result of imposed restrictions

  • Government looking at alternative locations for large-scale quarantine facilities, while Local Government Units (LGU) with support from NGOs and private sector are setting up community isolation centres.