DOH to release latest COVID figures today

Published July 13, 2020, 7:39 AM

by Analou de Vera

The Department of Health (DOH) is set to announce today the latest figures on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which it failed to release on Sunday.

The DOH said that it is still validating the COVID-19 data for Sunday, July 12.

“Due to the significant volume of data gathered today as part of DOH’s efforts to harmonize data with the cities of NCR (National Capital Region) and the different regions, the DOH Data Team is still currently in the process of validating today’s numbers,” the agency said in an advisory released to reporters at 11:50 p.m. of Sunday.

“We also note that because of the volume of data being validated, based on initial findings, we are seeing an increase in today’s (Sunday, July 12) number of reported cases, recoveries, and deaths,” it added.

The DOH said that it will provide a “comprehensive report” on July 12’s COVID-19 data at 8:30 a.m. today.

“We recognize the importance of providing real-time information. However, in providing this information, we also make sure that the said information is accurate,” it said.

Earlier, the DOH told reporters that the case bulletin for July 12 will be released at around 7:30 p.m. The case bulletin is usually presented at around 4 p.m.