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The Philippines reported fewer coronavirus cases amid a slowdown in testing this week, with the Red Cross suspending most of its Kovid-19 operations after it was not paid by the state’s health insurer.
According to data compiled by Bloomberg, authorities have registered about 1,500 new cases on Wednesday — the lowest since 1,442 on July 20. According to Health Department data, samples were tested to about half of the 30,000 daily target earlier this week.
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The Philippine Red Cross, which accounts for a quarter of the country’s test production, said last week Stopping coronavirus tests Philippine Health Insurance Corp due to approximately 1 billion pesos ($ 20.6 million) in unpaid bills. These include trials of thousands of Filipino workers returned from abroad.
Deadlock has arisen The country’s testing capacity has hampered and affected the daily production of the laboratories, citing health technologist Maria Rosario Vergaire.