58 more doctors, health workers test positive for COVID-19; total at 2,125

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 13 2020 06:31 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health said there are 2,125 health workers in the Philippines who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 12.

This is 58 individuals more than the 2,067 recorded by the DOH a day before. Of the total, 669 have already recovered.

“Kahapon (Martes) ay wala tayong naitala na kapamilyang health care worker na namatay sa COVID-19,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a televised briefing.

(On Tuesday, we did not log any health care workers who died from COVID-19.)

Because of this, the number of health workers who died from COVID-19 is still 35. Before the last death was recorded Monday, it has been more than a week since the last fatality was logged.

Vergeire said the number of health workers with COVID-19 continue to dwindle.

“Malaking tulong ang ating infection prevention and control measures na striktong pinapatupad ng atin mga ospital,” she said.

(Infection prevention and control measures that are strictly implemented by hospitals are a big help.)

Those infected include 779 nurses, 642 doctors, 132 nursing assistants, 73 medical technologists, 40 radiologic technologists and 221 non-medical staff from health facilities.

Of the 1,421 active cases, 1,021 have mild symptoms, 394 were asymptomatic, 5 have severe symptoms and 1 is considered a critical case.