One for the books: No deaths in tally; glitch probed

No deaths from COVID-19 were recorded Friday, but health officials said this was due to a glitch in COVID Kaya, the digital platform for information management during the pandemic.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology is looking into the problem, which should be resolved in the next few days, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

The Philippines logged 6,845 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,537,097.

The DOH also logged 2,330 recoveries.

Active COVID-10 cases were pegged at 55,069 or 3.6 percent of total cases, while 94.7 percent or 1,455,137 recovered from the respiratory disease. Deaths, totaling 26,891, accounted for 1.75 percent of total cases.

The last time PH recorded zero deaths was July 9, 2020.

The DOH explained at the time that no deaths were reported because the deaths initially reported to them still required validation because “either the date or cause of death was missing.” 

Topics: COVID-19 , COVID Kaya , Department of Information and Communications Technology , Department of Health
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