More recoveries than new cases logged among health workers with COVID-19 in PH

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 27 2020 06:10 PM

MANILA — The number of health care workers in the Philippines who recovered from COVID-19 had gone up by 30 to 1,193, the Department of Health reported on Wednesday.

As of May 26, health workers with COVID-19 had reached 2,437, higher by 17 than the previous day.

Among the infected are 884 nurses, 688 physicians, 151 nursing assistants, 89 medical technologists, 46 radiologic technologists and 306 non-medical staff who work in health facilities.

“Nananatiling nasa 31 po ang bilang ng deaths among health care workers magmula pa noong May 10,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a televised briefing.

(The number of deaths among our health care workers remains at 31 since May 10.)

Active cases, or those who remain in hospitals or in home isolation, went down to 1,213. Almost 76% of them have mild symptoms while 24% are considered asymptomatic. Only 0.16% or 2 patients are considered severe cases.

Vergeire attributed the decline in cases to stricter implementation of infection control measures.

The country's total tally of COVID-19 cases, as of Wednesday, stood at 15,049, including 3,506 recoveries and 904 fatalities.