DOH fails to release COVID-19 case updates for July 12

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) — The Department of Health failed to release the latest data on the country’s coronavirus cases on July 12, as it explained that it has not yet finished validating Sunday’s numbers.

“Due to 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 DOH said in a statement.

It also noted that based on initial findings on Sunday's figures, it is seeing an increase in the number of reported cases, recoveries, and deaths in the country.

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

The DOH said it will be providing a comprehensive report of the July 12 data on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The department is expected to post daily COVID-19 updates at around 4:00 p.m. While it was the first time that the agency was not able to issue its daily case bulletin, it has been previously criticized over hours-long delays in its reporting of coronavirus figures.

As of July 11, the Philippines has 54,222 confirmed cases of the disease, with 14,037 recoveries and 1,372 deaths.