28 new COVID-19 cases, no new recoveries among doctors, nurses, other health workers in PH

Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 29 2020 07:35 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health on Friday said 28 new COVID-19 cases were recorded among health workers in the country, while there were no new deaths or recoveries.

Coronavirus cases among doctors, nurses and health workers have reached a total of 2,480. This means 1 in 6 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, now at over 15,000, are health care workers.

The number of recoveries stayed at 1,228 as of May 28, while deaths remained at 31.

“Malugod din naming ibinabalita na wala tayong bagong naitalang health care worker na pumanaw dahil sa COVID-19. Nananatiling nasa 31 ang bilang ng mga deaths among our health care workers mula pa noong May 10,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a televised briefing.

(We are also happy to report that we have not recorded any health care worker deaths from COVID-19. The number of deaths among our health care workers remains at 31.)

Of the 1,221 active cases, or those still in hospitals or are under home quarantine, 946 have mild symptoms and 2 have severe symptoms. A total of 273 are considered asymptomatic.

Included in the total of health workers with COVID-19 are 905 nurses, 695 doctors, 155 nursing assistants, 93 medical technologists, 46 radiologic technologists and 308 non-medical staff working in health facilities.

Vergeire attributed the general decline in cases to the strict implementation of infection control measures in hospitals.

As of this posting, the DOH has yet to release updated figures on the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country.