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DOH Gives Update on Health Workers Infected w/ COVID-19

DOH – The Department of Health confirmed that 46 health workers are new coronavirus or COVID-19 patients in the Philippines.

The Philippines is fighting against the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 now. The entire country is currently under a community quarantine as part of the battle against the pandemic.

The impacts of COVID-19 is far beyond what was expected of it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is going to be a long-term battle against the disease.

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Currently, there are 23,732 total cases of coronavirus recorded in the Philippines. The Department of Health said that 4,895 of these patients have already recovered while 1,027 died of the disease.

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A notable part of the total cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Philippines are composed of health workers. Several doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, and other health staff were infected by the disease.

Recently, the DOH confirmed that 46 health workers are new COVID-19 patients in the Philippines. Based on a reports on ABS-CBN News, it brings the total to 2,787 now.

Out of the 2,787 total health workers contracting the coronavirus disease, 1,131 are active cases. One (1) of the patients got severe symptoms while 986 have mild symptoms and 144 are asymptomatic.

According to the report, DOH said that 1,624 health workers have already recovered from COVID-19. Unfortunately, there were 32 who did not survive the disease.

Out of the total health workers who contracted COVID-19, 743 are doctors, 1,019 are nurses, 183 nursing assistants, and 112 are MedTechs and RadTechs. A total of 358 non-medical staff were also infected by the disease.

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